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But I Waaannt It! by Laura Schlessinger

But I Waaannt It!

by Laura Schlessinger

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Sammy and his mother are going shopping for a birthday present for his cousin, Rachel. Sammy finds so many stuffed animals in the store that he wants for himself. His mother tells him that he is supposed to be shopping for his cousin, not himself. But, Sammy throws a fit and says he wants them all because they will make him happy. Sammy's mother agrees to it, because she has an idea to teach him a valuable lesson. Sammy ends up learning that it doesn't matter how many toys or things you have, it just matters how valuable it is to you personally. Sammy decides to donate his extra toys. This book is a cute, fun way to teach young readers a valuable life lesson.
  chloeford | Mar 26, 2017 |
After his mother buys him all the stuffed animals he wants, a boy discovers what he truly wants. ( )
  kidlit9 | Feb 16, 2012 |
Probably the worst children's book I have ever read. Let's see - is the child going to take the lesson that whining will get me what I want or are they going to see the lesson that all those animals won't make them happy. Anyone that endorses whining in a children's book probably won't have much luck dealing with children. ( )
  delmas_coulee | Sep 21, 2009 |
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In her latest children's book, popular radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger turns her attention to the dreaded child-in-a-toy-store phenomenon. The temptations for young Sammy (protagonist of Dr. Laura's earlier bestselling title, Why Do You Love Me?) prove to be too much when he accompanies his mother to the toy store to select a gift for his two-year-old cousin. "But I waaannt it!" Sammy whines, clinging to an armful of stuffed animals. "Having them all will make me so verrry happy." In a strategic (and wallet-emptying) maneuver, Sammy's mother buys him everything he wants, trusting that, once home with the overwhelmingly excessive menagerie, he will somehow learn a lesson. And in this story, the lesson he learns is that things do not have the power to make people happy. As his mother says, "It's how special something or someone is to you that makes you happy." This picture book is no more pleasant to read than it is to see a child whining in a store, but if its lesson sinks in, parents everywhere will breathe a sigh of relief. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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After his mother buys him all the stuffed animals he wants, a boy discovers what he truly wants.

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