Books That Heal Kids Blog - Roxanne
"Eleanore does not like to share and soon learns a valuable life lesson about sharing and friendships.
Why It's On My Bookshelf: Whoa. Eleanore and Martha must be related! Eleanore definitely does not like to share and she even has her own set of rules about sharing:
1. Always share things you don't like.
2. Always share things that belong to other people.
3. Always share when it make things more fun...for you!
So the story continues with Eleanore hoarding away while making others feel bad. But soon enough she feels those social consequences that come with unkind behavior. "The other kids were NOT happy about it. Soon, they stopped playing with the dress-up clothes - and with Eleanore."
When she tries to join in a game the kids assertively let her know she will not be included unless she changes her ways. Taking a little think time, Eleanore rights the wrong and says, "From now on I will try to share - even when I don't want to." In the end, she shares a hug with her teacher. Ahh...adorable. Make sure to create a new and improved list of sharing rules for Eleanore with the help of students. Hint: don't do a boring 1 2 3 list. I traced a picture of Eleanore on a huge piece of construction paper to make our list more engaging.
http://booksthathealkids.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-review-few-good-ones-on-sharing.html" - Books That Heal Kids Blog
November 21, 2010