Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Illustrated by: Kathy Parkinson
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 4 - 7
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading...Social Studies - People and Environments
A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention.
From The Critics:
In this picture book, a little bear discusses jealousy in a straightforward manner. The bear/child gives examples of when and why she feels jealous, and she observes that others (grown-ups and even pets) also feel jealous sometimes. After giving a couple of strategies for dealing with her feelings, she concludes on a positive note. The sympathetic portrayal of common childhood experiences and the simplicity of the narrative make the information and advice accessible, even to preschoolers. Spelman addresses parents and teachers in a note, discussing how to help children acknowledge and deal with jealousy. With Parkinson's appealing illustrations of dressed animals putting a child-friendly face on the message, this is a good title for school and public libraries to have on hand.