Saturday, October 8, 2011
Book Review and Giveaway: The Day No One Played Together
Jadyn and Genesis are sisters who love to play and have big ideas. The problem is, they each have their own idea of what games to play. So instead of playing with each other, they play separately. But that turns out to be no fun at all. Then, their mom teaches them a new word ... compromise. They learn that when they put their heads together and brainstorm, they can come up with fun games that incorporate both of their ideas.
Author Donalisa Henlsley, does a wonderful job of explaining to young children the importance of being able to compromise and share, in this lovely picture book. I love how the mom thinks of an example of compromise but then engages the children to think of something on their own, thus introducing another new vocabulary word, “brainstorming.” Having the glossary section in the back is a great idea and helps to promote understanding of the words. The illustrations by Sarah Harkey are adorable and sweet. They are the perfect touch to this wonderful story.
As a mom, I love picture books that send a strong message, and The Day No One Played Together does not disappoint. The message is clear and the pictures will keep your child wanting to see more. A great book for young children.
This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review, and now I would like to pass this book along to you! Enter the contest below and one reader will receive a signed copy of The Day No One Played Together.
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