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With three boys in the house there is plenty of fighting that occurs regularly. From reminding them it isn’t nice to say mean things, to being referee when a wrestling match breaks out, I am often caught in the middle. Just as often I get to witness some magical moments like laughter as they play a game together without fighting or my youngest climbing into bed with my oldest so they can snuggle at night. And it is these moments that remind me just how special siblings are, even if parenting three kids is sometimes a challenge. (Some days many reminders are required.) One of my favorite things lately to observe is middle son Warren reading to his younger brother, Wesley.
Reading is part of our nightly routine. Now that my two oldest boys are 10 and 8, they read to themselves in bed while I typically read books to Wesley who is only 4. For the past couple of months, Warren has been asking a few times a week if he can read to Wes. He wants to read to him. And on nights when I’m extra busy, having a little help getting Wesley to bed has been so helpful! The latest book that we’ve added to our library is Give Please a Chance by By Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson. We’ve been a fan of James Patterson so I liked adding another book from him on our shelves.
Warren was happy to have another book to read to Wes and I was once again happy to watch them spend this quality time together.
In this inspired collaboration, bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson remind us all that a single word—”Please?”—is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really needing a cookie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains. With a vivid array of illustrations by seventeen different artists, this charming, helpful book is a fun and memorable way for children to learn the magic power of one simple word: please.
The illustrations by different artists in this book are absolutely adorable and our favorite aspect of the book. Both my boys liked pointing out little details they found in the images. There aren’t a ton of words, but plenty of different pages to spark conversation. Teaching manners, especially saying please and thank you, is very important to us. While Wesley is pretty good about remembering, it is nice to have some repetition and different scenarios that encourage the use of the word without prompting.
I have always encourage reading in our house, but I love that I didn’t even need to suggest Warren spend this kind of time with Wesley. No please even necessary!
Give Please a Chance would be a great addition to any preschooler’s library and a thoughtful gift this holiday season!
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