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I Don’t Want to Be Nice!

I Don’t Want to Be Nice!

A book about showing kindness

$12.99

Finn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn’t help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn’t play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn’s teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun.

Following the story, a series of pictures invites children to tell a story in their own words about showing kindness. A section for adults suggests ideas for talking with kids about the importance of being kind and gently presents positive coping skills for children when it comes to dealing with their emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-132-6
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: I
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7.75" x 9.5"
Page Count: 28

Praise for the series
“The Our Emotions and Behavior series offer[s] young children and their caregivers help with hard-to-manage feelings and inappropriate actions . . . The simple texts are direct, and the endings are consistently upbeat . . . These purposeful books will be useful in many libraries.”—Booklist

“These are excellent titles for children who need help expressing their feelings and they will be a bonus in any guidance counselor’s arsenal.”—School Library Journal

“Exuberant color illustrations bring to life simple stories about ordinary children interacting with their friends at school or at play . . . The Our Emotions and Behavior series is enthusiastically recommended for parents as well as school and library children’s collections.”—Midwest Book Review

“Titles in the series capture the big emotions that all kids feel. The stories are perfect for young readers.”—Imagination Soup blog

  • Common Core State Standards

    W.1.1,3,5,6,7,8
    SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6
    RF.1.1,2,3,3f,4,4a,4b,4c
    L.1.5,5a,5b,5c,5d,6
    L.1.1,1b,1d,1f,1g,1j,4,4a,4b,4c
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9


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