Thank you Castleview Academy for the wonderful review of Gimme-Jimmy…
Please click here: Gimme-Jimmy Review by Castleview Academy
I truly love the suggested children’s projects in this review – So cute that the children are tracing their hands, and then personalizing them with ways to share!
“…I love that Sherrill includes children with different skin tones, eye and hair colours in her books. And each of her books have a moral in them as well. They all revolve around being polite, helpful, and respectful. You see children turn their lives around from being bullies, not having friends, and feeling sad to learning a lesson and being helped and guided to use better behaviours, actions, and words. Then they earn respect, gain new friends and become happier.
What can we do to help others
After reading Gimme-Jimmy, I though it would be worthwhile to have the children work on a fun project. They traced around their hands on some large pieces of construction paper. I say traced, but really they made hands as large as the possibly could to represent Jimmy’s Gimme hand. Then they wrote something nice that they could do for someone else. I tried to show them that being greedy will leave you unhappy in the end, but you can be very happy if you think about others and help them.
Some of the things they came up with were:
Smile – Make cards – Say, “Please.” – “May I help you” – Give presents
If you’d like to see a little more about this, and other books Sherrill has written (Peter and The Whimper Whineys, The Magic Word, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Santa’s Birthday Gift, or Manner Man), she has some sample pages available to read on Freado. “I love the music of words, and I try to help children hear that music…” If you like what you see, you can find out more about Sherrill on her webpage, follow her on Facebook, or learn more about raising money for the JM Foundation.
The latest press release has Sherrill being the recipient of 28 awards in total for her 6 children’s books! What an honour, and well-deserved as her books are entertaining, colourful, and also tell a real-life lesson. My children love her books, and we wonder just what she’ll be coming up with next…”
Thanks so much, Crystal, for this lovely review and project! You have captured the essence of Gimme-Jimmy!