I Don't Want to Turn 3 - by Gramps Jeffrey
This was a funny book, with a great lesson about sharing and donating to others, and very fitting for me and my 2 year old daughter. She is beginning that “it’s mine” phase. This story is about a boy named Jordan. He is 2, almost 3. He starts out by taking his cousin Jackson’s dinosaur toys away from him. He just pulls them right out of Jackson’s hands. Jackson cries and his mommy just says that Jordan is only 2, let him have them. The next thing that happened, Jordan is taking a bath with his other cousin, Levi. He ends up stealing all of his sea creature toys and hiding them in a pile with his new dinosaur toys. Then Jordan stole his little brother's toy trucks while he was napping. Then he ends up taking his cousin Grace’s dolls and adding them to his growing pile of toys. Then Jordan takes his cousin Olivia’s dance shoes. Now on the day of Jordan’s 3rd birthday as he is opening presents, Olivia comes in and asks “what are my dance shoes doing in Jordans room?” Jordan gets caught and everyone sees that he has stolen their things. In the end we get to learn that when we share our toys, everyone gets to have fun. Olivia even offers an idea that they donate their toys, even Jordan’s that he just opened for his birthday, to the local homeless shelter for kids. I think everyone with kids will relate to this book the way that children act with their toys when young. The illustrations are bright and fun and it just has a great lesson to teach children.
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