Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
I first must start out by saying how stunningly beautiful the illustrations in this book are. They display vibrant colours, lots of activity plus emotions that visually enrich the text. I love that Garland includes diversity in the group of children that he creates and makes you feel that you are part of the story as well. The book teaches children some very important life lessons, first about "asking permission and secondly, about "making an apology". Get Off My Lawn highlights: respect for property, empathy, restitution and redemption... all valuable qualities that you want your children to learn early on in life and be aware of. The author includes a helpful guide at the end of the book entitled: "Tips for Parents & Educators."
"It's natural for young children to get excited and then behave in ways that might seem rude. Teaching children how to look at situations from the point of view of others or to have empathy, is one way to help kids better understand how their behaviours can affect those around them."
I love the book and highly recommend it.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author/Illustrator
Award winning author and illustrator Michael Garland has been recognized on the New York Times Best Seller list four times. His greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Garland’s Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards. Born in Manhattan and having studied art at Pratt Institute, Michael frequently speaks at schools, literary conferences, and festivals across the country. Michael has illustrated work for celebrity authors such as James Patterson and Gloria Estefan.
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