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.
This book is one of a series of books that the author has done to teach children manners. This time she approaches the subject of not sharing and being a bully, which by the way, has a running theme throughout all of her books.
As with the last book I read from Sherrill S, Cannon, this books is somewhat of a "moral" book that takes note of ones actions. In this case, Jimmy who constantly takes things from people, doesn't share, and who is just not nice to people learns that he will be in big trouble every time that he says "gimme".
I found what happens to Jimmy humorous but it also made the point quite well and he learns his lesson. Children reading this book will make the connections needed but will also find the humor in it too.
As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency I have come to expect.
In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages of "Gimme-Jimmy". She invites the reader to see if they can be found. What fun!
This a simply awesome book and a book that should be on the "must read" list. 5 stars from me!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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