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4.71  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
How a Bully Learns to Share ... "James Alexander's nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, "Gimme." Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy's concern when he found that every time he said the word " ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 21st 2012 by SBPRA
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Kitty Honeycutt
May 07, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing
Book Title: "Gimme Jimmy”
Author: Sherrill S. Cannon
Published By: Strategic Book Publishing
Age Recommended: 3+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Delightful, adorable and hilarious. When little Jimmy Alexander is warned by his father that his unwillingness to share and his inability to politely ask for things will eventually cause him trouble, he refuses to listen. Until, of course, he realizes that every time he says the word ‘gimme’ his hand grows.

Before long his hand is practicall
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What I liked and disliked about it:

I thought that it was funny when Jimmy’s hand grew, but I didn’t feel sorry for him because he was being mean. It was a good thing that he learned to be polite and nice so that his hand could be normal. I liked the pictures where Jimmy’s hand is really b
Sherrill Cannon
Apr 16, 2012 Sherrill Cannon rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Gimme-Jimmy had no friends, which was probably good since Jimmy wasn’t a good friend himself. His favorite word was gimme, as in Gimme my toys, and Gimme my books. Jimmy was also a bully... Jimmy did not care what anyone thought. He thought he was cool and that was enough for Jimmy. His father thought otherwise ... To Jimmy’s surprise, his hand grew with each utterance of that now awful word... After saying please and thank you, and generally being nice and polite, Jimmy’s hand reduced back to i ...more
Apr 24, 2012 Mymcbooks rated it it was amazing
My Review: Sherrill Cannon had done it again with another amazing story about a boy named Jimmy who is a bully and therefore nick-named “Gimme- Jimmy”. Jimmy always said, Gimme my toys, Gimme my book. He will grab toys and books that did not belong to him from girls and snatch from boys. Because of his behavior he didn’t have any friends. Jimmy wasn’t only a bully at school but at home as well. His father told him that he must learn to share or his greed may show up in the size of his hand and t ...more
Kristi Bernard
May 10, 2012 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing
Jimmy was the mean kid at school who always took what he wanted even if it didn't belong to him. He would take toys from girls and boys. He was a bully at home too. No one liked him. Every time he would snatch something from someone he would say “Gimme.” His dad explained that if he didn't stop taking things that didn't belong to him and saying the word “Gimme” that his hand would grow bigger and bigger. But of course Jimmy did not listen. He continued to take and when he did he would always say ...more
Donalisa Helsley
May 24, 2012 Donalisa Helsley rated it it was amazing
Sherrill does it again! She has written another great book that will teach children morals in an enjoyable, non preachy way. Gimme-Jimmy is beautifully rhymed story about a bully named Jimmy. He snatches and takes what is not his. He never asks. He is very rude and always demanding "Gimme". He learns a valuable lesson when his hand swells to an enormous size. He must be polite and not say "Gimme" for his hand to return to its normal size.
My favorite part is Jimmy's New Polite Rule:
"To try to tre
Marta Moran Bishop
Apr 28, 2012 Marta Moran Bishop rated it it was amazing
Sherrill S. Cannon is a master at writing such delightful children’s books. They both teach a lesson without talking down to the child and tell a wonderful story. The illustrations always go wonderfully with the books. I have read all of her children’s books and each one gets better. Gimme-Jimmy is an amusing story of young Jimmy who has a tendency to be selfish and always demanding instead of asking.
Sherrill S. Cannon, has a natural gift for writing for the young, her rhyming verses go a long w
Dellani Oakes
Jun 17, 2012 Dellani Oakes rated it it was amazing
Jimmy is the most selfish, bullying kid around. If someone has something he wants, he takes it – until one day something terrible happens and Jimmy learns to give up his selfish ways. Children read about what happens to Jimmy, learning that such behavior isn't nice.
Sue Morris
Gimme Jimmy had no friends, which was probably good since Jimmy wasn’t a good friend himself. His favorite word was gimme, as in Gimme my toys, and Gimme my books. Jimmy was also a bully. He took things from little girls at school and grabbed from his parents at home. Jimmy did not care what anyone thought. He thought he was cool and that was enough for Jimmy.

His father thought otherwise and told Jimmy his hand would get bigger every time he took something. Jimmy ignored dad’s warning and conti
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon
Jimmy is a bully. He does not like to share anything. The kids at school gave him the nickname Gimme Jimmy. His real name is James Alexander. His bad manners even extend to his own home. His father tried to explain to Jimmy that he would not have any friends if he did not learn some manners and start being polite to others. If he continue to be so rude his hand would grow until it touched the ground. Of course Jimmy didn't listen and every time he said gimme his hand got bigger and bigger.

How w
Aug 16, 2013 LAWonder10 rated it it was amazing
Do you know anyone who has a problem with sharing? Do you know anyone who seems selfish? If so, this is the perfect book for them.

Jimmy is nicknamed, by the kids at school, Jimmy-Gimme because whatever he wants, he just says Gimme! He then takes it from wherever it is at OR from whoever has it!

His daddy tried to talk to him about it but Jimmy did not listen nor obey. However, one day Jimmy encountered a big problem...then bigger....then even Bigger!

This has a bit of the fantastic in it but it de
Apr 01, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Gimme-Jimmy is the award winning book by children's author Sherrill S. Cannon.

Jimmy is James Alexander who is quite frankly, a bully. If Jimmy wants something he takes it, no matter who may be hurt. Not surprisingly, Jimmy has no friends.

One day his Dad informs him that if he doesn't stop being so greedy and selfish everytime he says "gimme" his hand would grow. Much like the story of Pinnochio, Jimmy's hand does grow - to monstrous proportions and in the end Jimmy has to learn that sharing, be
May 04, 2014 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learning to be polite through a fun story.

Gimme-Jimmy is a cute play on the story of Pinocchio. Instead of a nose that grows longer with each lie, Jimmy has a hand that grows larger each time he says "gimme" rather than politely sharing with friends. Through Jimmy's struggles parents and kids can have conversations about the importance of being polite in a fun way. With special appearances from other characters in Sherrill's books, kids can enjoy learning important skills. I really enjoyed shar
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Dec 05, 2012 Jesse Kimmel-Freeman rated it it was amazing
This is a great read for little kids! I have an almost 5 year old and a 1 year old. I hear "Gimme" way too often to like. After reading this book, I heard please and thank you more and way less gimmes. We won't mention that I'm quick to point out his hand might grow should the 5 yr old say "Gimme". I loved it. It was a good quick read, perfect for bed time. And it teaches a valuable lesson.

I recommend it for all parents going through that tough stage of "gimme". It's a great read.
Vera Godley
Nov 01, 2012 Vera Godley rated it liked it
I "really liked" the book because it deals with the selfish attitude that so many children exhibit. When children are selfish, grasping, bullying, snatching youngsters they ultimately have not friends. This little book deals with this in Jimmy who has been given the nickname of "Gimme-Jimmy."

As a former teacher, the author Sherrill S. Cannon has most likely seen this character flaw exhibited in the classroom and on the playground and she has taken steps to show forth to youngsters that such beha
Leyla Atke
Feb 21, 2015 Leyla Atke rated it it was amazing
Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon is another great children's book teaching kids good manners and to share with friends. Gimme-Jimmy is a boy with bad manners who takes everything and claims he owns it. That's why he is called Gimme-Jimmy.

Very soon, he faces a very unpleasant fact: every time he says "Gimme" his right hand begins to grow in size and becomes huge. He despairs and asks his father to help him. Father advises him to be polite with others and share with them. Jimmy needs to work hard
Maritza Mejia
Feb 25, 2016 Maritza Mejia rated it really liked it
Gimme-Jimmy had no friends since he wasn’t a good friend himself. His classmates at school gave him the nickname Gimme Jimmy because whatever he wants, he says Gimme! But his real name is James Alexander. His father advice him to change, but he didn’t listen nor obey until Jimmy bumps into a big change that fix the problem.
It was a quick read, perfect for bed time or classroom read aloud. It teaches a valuable lesson for all children going to the stage of Gimme!
Aparna Singh
Jan 27, 2016 Aparna Singh rated it really liked it
I found Gimme-Jimmy to be an adorable, original and hilarious read. It was funny how Jimmy learns to be polite to make his hand normal again.

My favorite part was Jimmy's new polite rule:

"To try to treat others as I'd like to be,
To try to see things the way others might see,
To try to be helpful, and do what is right,

And to try at all times to be very polite!"

The illustrations are cute and engaging. I loved how the story is told in rhyme as well!
Aug 18, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
This story is about a self-centered boy who suffers the consequences of bullying. It has a strong message about manners, sharing, and how to behave with others. The pictures and rhyming format will make it popular with younger children. The illustrations nicely complement the text. This is a good book to share with children who bully others and those who suffer from bullying.
Dec 30, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
Jimmy is a boy whose favourite phrase is “Gimme”. One day, Jimmy’s hand starts to grow every time he says that, and he must learn how to reduce its size by sharing and using manners.

Told in rhyme, it hits the nail on the head, even if perhaps it does it a few too many times.
Reynold Jay
Nov 21, 2015 Reynold Jay rated it it was amazing
A great book about selfishness and its consequences. Poor Gimmie Jimmy ends up with a hand that grows a bit like Pinocchio with the nose. Nice illustrations make this a gem for all.
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Nov 19, 2014 M.M. Hudson rated it it was amazing
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I am the author of eight published rhyming award-winning children's books, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme-Jimmy, Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My! and The Golden Rule. I have also written seven published musical plays for children which are available at Lazy Bee Scripts. I am a magna cum laude graduate of The ...more
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