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You Get What You Get (Little Boost) (2012)

by Julie Gassman

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Melvin is a squirrel who throws fit when he does not get his way! He must learn that the rules do apply to him. He must work through the frustration and learn to compromise. The illustrations capture Melvin’s frustration. This allows the reader to have an accurate depiction of his emotions. This truly is a great book for the classroom to teach students coping skills. ( )
  JanaeCamardelle | Apr 22, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a very positive and entertaining book. I think that readers can learn a lot from this book because many children can relate to Melvin’s mentality. The character development was believable because many children throw a fit when they don’t get what they want. In addition, some children can be manipulative and act out more at home just like Melvin did, because his “…family doesn’t know a thing about that terrible rule.” However, Melvin soon realizes that the rule works best when enforced at school and at home. When Melvin realizes this, it teaches a lesson to readers and sends a message that you can’t always get what you want and if you don’t then you need to be a good sport. I also liked how some words in the sentences were big and bolded. This put emphasis on how the character was feeling and really got the reader to understand how badly Melvin wanted things or disliked things. Overall, this book is a great book for teaching about behavior and is very positive. ( )
  kriley5 | Feb 10, 2015 |
A fun and interactive book about manners, and being grateful for what you have. ( )
  tmaslen | Jun 12, 2013 |
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To my dad, Amos. You get what you get...
and I'm so thankful I got you. --jg
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Melvin did not deal well with disappointment.
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Melvin likes to throw a tantrum when he does not get what he wants, but he learns that the classroom rule, "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit" applies at home as well.

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