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That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) (edition 2016)

by Julia Cook (Author), Anita DuFalla (Illustrator)

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Title:That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!)
Authors:Julia Cook (Author)
Other authors:Anita DuFalla (Illustrator)
Info:Boys Town Press (2016), Edition: 1, 32 pages
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That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) by Julia Cook

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This book is about a little boy who finds his parents, teachers always telling him what he can and can't do. RULES! He thinks they stink. However through out the book his feelings change. He had to write a poem and he choose to write it about why rules stink so much. When his mom reads it she sits and talks to him about what the world would look like if we had no rules. He rewrites his poem much to his teacher surprise. The author also gives kids tools to help follow the rules.
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  KrystalCrow | Nov 12, 2018 |
Most kids hate rules! They put restrictions and guidelines on them that require obedience and self-control. Noodle shares their feelings and as usual he has oodles of attitude about following them. He resolves this issue by deciding most of them don’t apply to him! Noodle goes through a mental list of a few rules in his life and decides they all “STINK”!
At school when confronted for breaking a rule he explains why he is exempt from it. He is continually being called down his teacher which only annoys him more. One day his teacher gives an assignment to write a poem for homework. Noodle decides write one entitled “Rules Stink”. In rhyme (just as the teacher assigned) he proceeds to prove his point.
His Mom isn’t very impressed with his poetry. She talks to him about how rules are there to help him and without them life would really STINK. Finally understanding the importance of these guidelines, he rewrites his poem. It sounds the same but there is a surprise ending!
Following rules is a major part of life. Children need to learn this at a very young age because adulthood has even more rules to follow! This delightful fun book gets the point across in the special way only Ms. Cook can reach them.
At the end of the book the author shares 10 tips to teach children to follow rules. They are excellent! ( )
  Mizroady | Nov 13, 2016 |
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The rules keep getting in the way of Noodle's fun. There are so many rules -- too many rules! And Noodle struggles because he doesn't think many of them actually apply to HIM. Will Noodle's mother and teacher convince him that rules are meant to help, not harm, him?… (more)

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