First published over 50 years ago, this classic takes a meaningful and important look at behavior, giving sincere and funny lessons that you and your child will love to read together! (Ages 4 and up)
Hardcover Book : 48 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Int'L Pub. Inc. ( January 01, 2004 )
Item #: 11-728550
Product Dimensions: 9.36 x 7.12 x 0.51inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book is horrible! It may have been fine for the 40's and 50's when it was written but I'm not going to teach my children that people are "idiots" and "dopes" and that they need to worry about "shame".....they are NOT good messages at all!
I thought the book was great. It's an easy read. I read the reviews first and was skeptical, but I went ahead and bought it anyways. It came in the mail and I read it to my girls (ages 12, 11, 8, and 6). They thought it made sense and learned from it. We even had a discussion about it too. So overall great book.
wonderful and valid. How very refreshing that a book like this could be shared with our children. This world we live in can benefit from our young people learning right from wrong in very certain terms...well written and easy for the child to follow with what will be a certain dialouge that will cause every adult to take stock of just where we all are and why it is so very important to make sure our children get the truth and not a "gentle" vague variation.
I thought this book was very well written and would appeal well to anyone who has an autism spectrum disorder - not just for little kids. A previous reviewer said she didn't like the reference to debtor's prison. Well Mr. Munro Leaf lived a long time ago and they had that back then. But, there should be responsibility according to money responsibility. This book is written with a view to how everyone should behave.
First, this book is probably best for 6 years and up!....that being said, I think it is a good reminder of how different things are from the time it was written to now.
For example, as other reviewers mentioned - telling the kid that behaving a certain way is "stupid".
We coddle our kids so much - that actually seems "harsh" to some people (I'm laughing out loud right now).
Children and adult need this kind of refresher. It is true - if you lie, steal, cheat...people won't like you. If that sounds harsh, you need this book more than others.
It is a great book for starting conversations with your older child about how people should behave....and how different things were 60+ years ago.