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A Book about Being Selfish (Help Me Be Good)

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"Being Selfish" teaches the importance of unselfishness and teaches children practical ways to share. Free download includes songs and read-along with Joy.
For Ages 4-7.

Hardcover, 1 page
Published January 1st 2005 by Scholastic Library Publishing (first published June 1983)
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Mar 21, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents of preschoolers to early elementary-aged children
I believe this book is one from a series of early life lessons for children called "Help Me Be Good" on how to cope with feelings and emerging social situations. Being Selfish is a book that my daughter grabbed off the library shelves and added to our take-home pile, but for a 5-year-old who is still just learning to dip her toes into the friendship pool it has a very timely message.

This book gives examples of what selfish looks and feels like, both from the perspective of a child who is feelin
I love all the Help me Be Good Books by Joy Berry. I had a couple handed down to me from my mom and I found a bunch of the series at a used book store and bought them all! My kids love reading them just for story night, but I also find them very helpful to read when we are having a problem with a certain trait.

Each book focuses on defining what the action is, how it makes people feel and what to do about it. It helps both sides, if your child is the one being selfish or if you're the one who som
Great book that addresses selfishness for children. (Hate the art, though.)
May 23, 2013 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Such a great book for kids and adults to read together!! Joy Berry has a wonderful way of bringing things to a kids level to help them understand things better. Sometimes as an adult we forget kids see and process the world differently than us.

Beautifully illustrated to help kids pay attention while learning valuable life lessons!

This series is wonderful for any home or classroom! I want them for he community center where I work!! I am also thrilled they are being made available as ebooks!!
Eugene Magee
This is a great book to teach children about not being selfish. This book tells them how to act when they are playing with another person, and how to share with another person.
a good resource for teaching children appropriate behavior
a good resource for teaching children appropriate behavior
Vivian Clarke
It a good book for student who don't want to share. It gives ways to go about sharing
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