I Don’t Want to be Nice!

I Don’t Want to be Nice!


A Book About Showing Kindness

Our Emotions and Behavior Series

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Small children have big feelings. The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Finn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn’t help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn’t play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn’s teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun.

Following the story, a series of pictures invites children to tell a story in their own words about showing kindness. A section for adults suggests ideas for talking with kids about the importance of being kind and gently presents positive coping skills for children when it comes to dealing with their emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

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Author: Sue Graves
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
Audience: Elementary (K-5)
Age Range: 4-8
Format: Hardcover
Page Number: 28
ISBN: 9781631981326
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: Anger, Character

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