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I'm Terrific

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Jason Bear tries to be different until he realizes he's fine the way he is.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Holiday House (first published 1977)
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Zoraya Brown
I love how this story starts out with the bear thinking so highly of himself, then loses that self-appreciation, only to realize in the end that being one's self is the very best way to be. I would use the book to teach self-love and appreciation and treating others well. I would also share how boasting is not polite, especially when others may not have as much or have the same opportunities as others. Our activities would focus on saying and writing letters to our friends about what we like abo ...more
Dec 11, 2007 Kell* rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 2-3
Shelves: picture-book
This is a very fun book about a bear who believes that he is terrific. Though it is good to have a high self esteem this little bear quickly learns that being prideful or bossy doesn't get very far. But he discovers that he gains more by recognizing others who are also terrific and encourages individual recognition though golden stars. This is a very cute book that could be used in the classroom to demonstrate rewards systems or classroom management.
Jan 26, 2008 Daphne rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the first I remember reading with my grandma. It's all about a young bear and how he's terrific at being good. But no one likes someone who is perfect so he decides to change his way and become bad. And I'll leave it at that. I love the illustrations and I hope more kids realize how terrific they are.
Jul 01, 2013 Christy rated it really liked it
Jason Bear tries to be different until he realizes he's fine the way he is.
Dec 20, 2007 M rated it it was amazing
gold stars are the best!!!
Sep 01, 2008 Annie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood-books
gold stars = fun?
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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is an American children's writer. She has written more than 130 books for children and teens and her books have been translated into several languages. They have won awards including Book of the Year by the Library of Congress or have become selections by the Literary Guild.
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