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How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Life Guides for Families) Paperback – September 1, 2001
From Publishers Weekly
"Spotlighting some unavoidable trouble spots, the Browns impart valuable tactics for coping with rejection, shyness, arguments, etc.," said PW. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.
Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series, featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.
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- A girl mentions that a boy is her boyfriend which seems inappropriate for a book geared at children
- A girl mentions that her parents are getting divorced, and wants it to be a secret. I'm on the fence about this one, because it could be a good lesson and is probably something that happens a lot, but seems a little intense.
- In an example of how not to be a friend, someone calls someone else a Stupidosaurus, which you may not want introduced into your kids' vocabulary.
It wasn't a particularly fun read, more informative, but surprisingly held my five year old's attention, and he seemed to take away some good info, so still giving it 4 stars.
I was bit disappointed with negative reviews about this book who spoil it for older kids parents.
This book is dealing with attitudes of older 5 6 and 7 years old and younger kids should NOT
even be exposed to that because they indeed make pick up some from those.
Older kids however can really use this book to express their problems with friends, their problem with their friend making and find solutions.
My son has problems with a friend who tells all his boy scout friends what to do all the time.
He could not fix this and we could not fix this, but one day he has him over and showed him
the book and that other boy red the one page about BOSSES
and he blushed. He saw himself in it. It gave very clear examples of a child who
was bossing others on this page and he took it and got it.
Yes, this is awesome and amazing book and helps to see what is good and what is bad when comes to friendship.
There is tons books about bullies and how to deal with them but this book is a simple visual
guide to situations among school age kids in K to 2 and how to navigate in that when you are that age. It is book for kids not for parents and kids really GET IT.
There are good examples to follow for those who need them and bad to reflect on them
for bad behaving kids and for good kids to help to see how and what to say and what to do.
What not to love?
It is very affordable book, one Starbucks coffee really, no risk to me and I think it was so much wisdom and so much learned from it. Nothing to loose all to gain.
Again, DO NOT buy for younger kids no matter how advance readers and smarts they are
because this is the same problem as with those smart pants ending send to Kindy one year earlier
and then being socially inadequate for most situations. Being smart and advanced is one think, fit socially another. therefore do not expose younger kids to those problems, just as you should not send younger kid early to Kindy :)
While this book is clearly well intended, it just significantly misses the mark.