Great Choice, Camille!
Stuart J. Murphy, author
Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I See I Learn®. The I See I Learn® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.
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Puget Sound Council for Children's Literature and Media
Oh choices—they're so difficult to make. We've all encountered children who can't make a choice to save their souls. Camille has a problem with decision-making. At school she can help with the garden, or build a kite. Which? Which seed should she plant? What happens if her first choice is already taken? As the story continues, caring adults help guide Camille. This is an entry in Stuart J. Murphy's "I See I Learn" Emotional Skills series. Bright illustrations and simple sequential text walk young readers through the decision-making process. It's not great literature, but it certainly addresses a common issue children face and, as such, it merits a place in the library. Councelors and teachers will find it to be a valuable decision-starter.
Page count: 32
8 x 6 3/4