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A delightful children's book...teach young children good manners...not to be selfish. Jimmy is a bully and demanding towards others...a great tool for teaching manners and get a point across to young children...this book will be a memorable story to help children remember not to be "gimmes" and follow the polite rule. - Readers Favorite


Gimme-Jimmy had no friends...His favorite word was gimme...takes on Jimmy the bully, but concentrates more on his selfishness, it's-mine attitude, and his I-want-it-now greediness. To add to the fun, Elisabeth from The Magic Word appears on a page, as do the covers for two of the author's earlier books...This book is a keeper. -Kid-Lit Reviews

From "Gimme-Jimmy" I learned to be nice to other people, otherwise you won't have very many friends and you will be kind of lonely. My favorite part...was when Jimmy started to be nice and when his hand got to be the same size as the other hand...and also the illustration of his new 'Polite Rule.' -  Cayden Aures (age 7.5) Reader Views

Delightful, adorable and hilarious. .. will want to read them and have them read to them, time and time again. If you are looking for the best possible story books for your child or grandchildren you must look for her books! - GMTA, Kitty Bullard

Delightful, adorable and hilarious. .. will want to read them and have them read to them, time and time again. If you are looking for the best possible story books for your child or grandchildren you must look for her books! - GMTA, Kitty Bullard

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Gimme-Jimmy is my fourth published rhyming book, and it also deals with manners and consideration for others. It's about how a bully learns to share. Jimmy and his father work together to help Jimmy learn to be polite, (since my previous book, The Magic Word, was about a mother and daughter). I hope children learn the value of thinking of others, and learning to make friends.
Gimme-Jimmy has won five awards:  2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, 2012 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award, Third Place in the 2013 Reader Views Awards, 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, and National Indie Excellence Finalist.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC (March 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1618972677
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618972675
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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** Gimme-Jimmy by S. Cannon was provided to us free-of-charge by the author. **

This review consists of two parts: 1. My son's review (he's 5) and 2. My review (The Mom). These are excerpts. For the full review, please visit us at our website: Mother Daughter Book Reviews

SON SAYS:

What I liked and disliked about it:

I thought that it was funny when Jimmy's hand grew, but I didn't feel sorry for him because he was being mean. It was a good thing that he learned to be polite and nice so that his hand could be normal. I liked the pictures where Jimmy's hand is really big, especially the one with the kids in the classroom and the one with the computer because he's trying to write something on the computer and he ends up smacking his face because he's frustrated. It was fun to look for the pictures of the other books because it was like a treasure hunt.

My bottom line:

I liked this book and I think that both boys and girls my age and younger and maybe kids a bit older would like it too.

MOM SAYS:

What I liked and disliked about it:

I love rhyming! I used to live my life in rhyme. When my daughter was little, she would give me a line and I would respond with a rhyming line and vice versa. So, can I just say that I have a complete appreciation for someone who can write a whole book rhyming every two lines? As far as I'm concerned it takes a special talent to tell a story through creative rhyming. Here's an example:

All of a sudden, he felt his hand swell;
It was slowly enlarging and seemed red as well.
It didn't hurt much, but it looked very strange,
And Jimmy could see a remarkable change.
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"Gimme-Jimmy" is another amazing story by Sherrill Cannon. Similar to Cannon's other books, "Gimme-Jimmy" uses beautifully crafted rhyming verse that makes reading this book great fun. The catchy text will charm children into learning to be on their best behavior. Cannon's books do a wonderful job of teaching manners to children in an entertaining "manner".

In "Gimme-Jimmy", Jimmy swaggers around, acting like a bully and being demanding and rude. Jimmy's father talks to Jimmy about his behavior and mentions that if Jimmy's actions do not improve, his hand will grow larger and larger, from snatching things that are not his. Soon Jimmy notices changes in the size of his hand, and before he knows it, his hand is so swollen that he can barely move or use it. Jimmy reforms, and his hand begins to slowly shrink back to its normal size. Jimmy learns a valuable lesson and even drafts "Jimmy's New Polite Rule". As Jimmy's hand grows smaller, his circle of friends grows larger.

This book does a "swell" job of teaching the importance of good manners and behavior. An engaging and rhythmic storyline, along with striking and colorful illustrations, will keep young readers interested in "Gimme-Jimmy" from start to finish. For children who have read Cannon's other manners books, "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" and "The Magic Word", it is fun to find references to these popular books hidden within "Gimme-Jimmy". After reading "Gimme-Jimmy", children will come away with an understanding of how to better treat others.
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Gimme-Jimmy is a wonderful addition to our Cannon canon! The 6 year old and 3 year old both love it, and they giggle when we joke about whose hand is going to swell up when they are too demanding. Another great way to pass along manners and tips on being polite to the kids. WJ jokes "Gimme, please" and Mae is learning how to hold the door open for others. Thank you!
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Do you know anyone who has a problem with sharing? Do you know anyone who seems selfish? If so, this is the perfect book for them.

Jimmy is nicknamed, by the kids at school, Jimmy-Gimme because whatever he wants, he just says Gimme! He then takes it from wherever it is at OR from whoever has it!

His daddy tried to talk to him about it but Jimmy did not listen nor obey. However, one day Jimmy encountered a big problem...then bigger....then even Bigger!

This has a bit of the fantastic in it but it definitely gets the main point achieved. It is all accomplished through rhyme to enhance the child's thoughts and direct them toward poetry. Rhyme is an easy way for children to learn and memorize.

The illustrations, by Kalpart, are truly wonderful and clear.

These are books which need to be in every pre-school and elementary school library. They should also be in every home where they are toddlers and young children.
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Gimme Jimmy had no friends, which was probably good since Jimmy wasn't a good friend himself. His favorite word was gimme, as in Gimme my toys, and Gimme my books. Jimmy was also a bully. He took things from little girls at school and grabbed from his parents at home. Jimmy did not care what anyone thought. He thought he was cool and that was enough for Jimmy.

His father thought otherwise and told Jimmy his hand would get bigger every time he took something. Jimmy ignored dad's warning and continued to say gimme. To Jimmy's surprise, his hand grew with each utterance of that now awful word. Soon it was so large he could not use his hand or even get it through a door. His father saw the size of his son's hand and said you are more of a hand than a Jimmy. Dad gave Jimmy more advice and Jimmy listened. After saying please and thank you, and generally being nice and polite, Jimmy's hand reduced back to its normal size. He now had friends, he had fun, and no one ever called him Gimme Jimmy again.

This immediately reminded me of Pinocchio and his nose that grew with each lie. Only with Jimmy, his hand grew to unimaginable sizes because of his greed and selfishness. By the time Jimmy catches on his hand is too big to move around. I have not read many books that have the father involved. That is a nice change. The father warns Jimmy what will happen if he continues grabbing for things he wants and being impolite to others. Jimmy must not believe as he continues his rotten behavior and bullying ways. When dad arrives to pick up Jimmy from school, Jimmy's hand is too large for Jimmy to lift. Dad then gives Jimmy advice on how to get a normal size hand again. Thankfully, Jimmy listens this time.

Ms. Cannon's books are message books.
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