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Summary: When Robert won't share his toys with Connie, she creates her own world using her imagination that shows Robert how fun playing together can be. A light book that deals with sharing from both sides of the dispute
Type of Reading: anytime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Age of Child: Read with child nearly 3 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Toddler could relate the events in this book to recent experiences in her/his own life.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book seemed a bit preachy but certainly seemed to reach toddler.
Pros: A solid book to teach the concept of sharing.
Cons: The idea that one can use his/her imagination instead of actually playing with toys is a tough concept to get across to toddlers and preschoolers.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This book is good for children who are having a tough time understanding sharing.
Educational Themes: Sharing is the primary theme of this book with imagination as a secondary theme.
Notes: out of print, but used copies available at www.bn.com and www.waldenbooks.com
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2004
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