Today one of several books I am recommending this year that are good for a wide range of ages:
It's Not Fair!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
pub: HarperCollins copyright 2008
Every parent sooner or later hears the common wail: " It's not fa--a--i---rrrr" echoing through the room from an aggrieved child. Even if you have only one child, you cannot escape from that eventual complaint. This simple picture book, with short sentences takes a light-hearted look at the unfairness which surrounds us all. Even the paper on the inside of the covers is used as a source for amusement for the parents reading the book. Book is for anyone over the age of 3.
There are other "It's Not Fair" books [titles cannot be copyrighted] but this is my favorite. Not because it offers solutions. Because it shows that everyone and everything can sometimes feel that something is not fair. That feeling it isn't fair is normal. I am a great believer in teaching children that feelings are normal. That they come and go. That EVERYone has them.
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