Friday, April 27, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday :-)

Know and Follow Rules Written by: Cheri J. Meiners M.ED. Free Spirit Publishing (March 31, 2005)       

Suitable for:
Ages 4 and up
Following the rules
We have rules for play. . .
And we have rules for work.
Sometimes we work quietly.
A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.
Why I loved it:
This sweet book is worded so simply, even the younger picture book kidlets can grasp the meaning. It focuses on how much the children can take pride in following the rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.
Resource linkage: 
Education World and coloring pages over at Twisty Noodle
Check out the most awesome/bodacious picture book author: Susanna Leonard Hill for more awesome/bodacious picture books. 
I am taking a break after the A to Z. (Except for the A to Z reflections post and a blogfest) *gasp* *wheeze* I'm gonna hunker down and get some serious writing and editing done. I'll be back on Friday, May 19th with another Perfect Picture Book Friday post, y'all.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful book and a great way for children to learn about rules.

    I can't believe A to Z is almost over. What a ride. It was my first time doing it.

  2. I'm always glad to add titles that will help kids understand about following rules and having manners in a fun way. This book sounds great! Have a wonderful post A to Z blogcation - we'll miss you until the 19th! :)

  3. Great addition. Rules make children feel safe and this sounds like a great resource.

  4. A great addition to our list. I am impressed with many of the Free Spirit Publishing books I've seen. Haven't been sorry with the subjects/themes/messages. Thanks for sharing this one!

  5. A lot of the children in my family would've benefited from experience to this book. Sadly they're too old and beyond help now!

    Have a nice weekend my friend and enjoy your well deserved blogging break.

  6. Oh, if only my two would read and abide by "the rules."

  7. Oh a perfect one for my Hannah, thanks lovely!

  8. Sounds like this book would be a great addition to my kindergarten library. Adding it to my wishlist.

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  9. This sounds like a perfect book to read at the beginning of the school year! How nice! :) I like it, I will look for it in our libraries. :)

  10. THis looks good. I often choose (along with my boys) more wacky/adventure/animal books, and not ones with this theme...a good choice, though, I'll be looking for it!

  11. This sounds like a great book to add to PPBF!My parents are always talking to us about how important it is to follow rules.

  12. I always love books that help children understand the need for rules...having had three kids of my a rule-follower by nature, one a rule-breaker by nature and one a rule-maker by nature. :) Great review, Robyn! Happy writing. :)

  13. Hmm. This week's list could serve as an instruction manual for our house this week. Enjoy your break. I'll be here when you return. I begin revisions this week and the picture book week challenge begins May 1). :) Good luck with your work.

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  15. Kid character. Look like interesting...

  16. This sounds fabtastic - nice one Robyn xxx


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