Oranges For Everyone

Summary:

Jimmy gets a bag of oranges. He claims them for himself, but ends up giving them to his parents and friends, one at a time. He has given them all away, and he realizes that sharing them to make them happy is more rewarding than keeping them to himself.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book has an excellent message; an accessible plot; and fun, colorful illustrations.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Little Kid Reaction

Our child liked identifying the characters by name. The colorful pencil drawings and faces gave him something to relate to. He wanted to read this book again right away and picked it up later, too.

Parent Reaction

The feelings and needs of the characters are simple and well written. I LOVED the message: generosity is contagious. Even though Jimmy gives away all his oranges, his friends and family each give him back a section of their orange.

Type of Book:
This is a story that demonstrates the rewards of sharing.
Educational Themes:

Sharing, sharing, sharing! This is a great lesson and the book is easily shared with a single child or in a group discussion.

Reading Level:
1.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 3-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! The book offers a well-written story that kids will relate to (it is about eating!).

Title Oranges For Everyone
Author Daiga Zake
Publisher International Step by Step Association © 2007
Illustrators Elena Stojanova
ISBN 9781601950147
Material Paperback
Cost $12.95
Genres Bilingual, Emotions and Feelings, Growing Up, Foreign Language
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