This review of Give Please a Chance is in partnership with JIMMY Patterson Books; however, all opinions are my own.
Children are never too young to start learning the concept of manners and kindness. One easy way to make learning fun is to engage kids with a fun story and colorful graphics, and that’s just what the authors of, Give Please a Chance have done. Written by best-selling authors James Patterson and Bill O’Reilly this book is available just in time for holiday gift giving.
This beautiful storybook is recommended for children ages three through six, but you can see that Ame, just eight months old, loved it. Ame’s father is my son, and it makes me smile to see him following in our footsteps. Both my husband and I read to both of our children from the day they were born. We rarely missed a bedtime story and read aloud to them long into elementary school.
My son and his wife have dedicated themselves to reading to our granddaughter as well, and Ame loves books and looks forward to storytime. She especially loves to help change the pages, and she spends hours by herself looking through them. Granted, they’re often upside down, and she skips back and forth, but that’s the perfect practice for when she’s older and can read on her own.
The repetitive nature of, Give Please a Chance, is perfect for bringing home the concept using the word “please” to very young children; it becomes almost a mantra and calming word. There are plenty of examples of where the word fits into a child’s everyday life and lends itself to a discussion about manners and kindness with older children.
The book’s unique illustrations were provided by seventeen different artists. This creative approach makes the book unique and exposes kids to the styles of a variety of artists and makes the book utterly charming. I especially appreciated the multi-cultural approach to the graphics. The inclusion of a variety of children of color means that Ame can find someone that looks like her to relate to.
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About the Authors of Give Please A Chance
Bill O’Reilly is most known as the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News, but he’s also published the Last Daysbiographies, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, and Kids are Americans Too. He teamed up the legendary James Patterson, a tireless champion of the power of books and reading and the winner of the 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. His newest children’s book here is JIMMY Patterson. With this series, Patterson’s mission is to get every child who finishes a JIMMY book to say, “Please Give Me Another Book.”’”
About GIVE PLEASE A CHANCE
- By Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson
- Release: November 21st, 2016
- Childrens/Picture Book Fiction
- ISBN: 031627688X $17.99/U.S.
- 48 pages; Size 10 x 10
- Publisher JIMMY Patterson
- Recommended for ages 3-6
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