How a Bully Learns to Share ... "James Alexander's nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, "Gimme." Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy's concern when he found that every time he said the word "Gimme," his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, "Please" and "Thank you," his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new "Polite Rule" and found out that it was much more fun to share.
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This is a great read for little kids! I have an almost 5 year old and a 1 year old. I hear "Gimme" way too often to like. After reading this book, I heard please and thank you more and way less gimmes. We won't mention that I'm quick to point out his hand might grow should the 5 yr old say "Gimme". I loved it. It was a good quick read, perfect for bed time. And it teaches a valuable lesson.
I recommend it for all parents going through that tough stage of "gimme". It's a great read.
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