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Wild Things by Stephen James
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Jun 20, 11

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Boys. SO tender yet (on occasion) completely crazy making, too. This is a loving look at the different stages of development and offers sweet observations about their inner and outer lives. Like "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" there is a religious component to this book but never in a heavy handed or front and center way. There is something for everyone here and I appreciated the humor with which its message (and tips!) was delivered: Boys do not need to be tamed- they need to be first understood, and then, embraced and enjoyed. Luckily, this book tells you step by step how to do exactly that.
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Dawn What most makes me want to read this book is your observation that "Boys do not need to be tamed - they need to be first understood, and then, embraced and enjoyed." I wish many teachers understood that! Though my three boys are pretty much grown, it looks as though this is I book I would enjoy reading. Thank you for yet another wonderful recommendation. Did I mention again that I have no idea how you fit so much reading in your days?! BTW, quite enjoyed your summer ocean pics most recently posted.


Elizabeth thanks, dawn! i actually just ordered two copies of this for ewan's kinder teachers for their end of year gift. i wish some of these books were required reading for educators.


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