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This is Our House by Michael Rosen
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This is Our House

by Michael Rosen

Other authors: Bob Graham (Illustrator)

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Doesn't let people into his cardboard house. then others get in while his gone for a few min. He learns how it feels when not wanted.
Pierce College Library
Ages 4-8 ( )
  mnicodemus | Mar 16, 2017 |
A little boy makes a card board house and comes up with different reason why certain children can't come in. Later on he learns its best to allow everybody in and have more fun.
4-7 yrs
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  Bevareyes | Feb 21, 2017 |
George finds a cardboard house but tells everyone that it isn't for girls, or it isn't for people with glasses. Not letting them into his house. He then leaves his box to use the bathroom and comes back to find his house is taken over by everyone else. They then tell George he can't come in, but once he understands how it made them feel they tell him the house is for everyone. ( )
  MandyWilliams0903 | Feb 18, 2017 |
This book represents social moral. A little boy refuses to let anyone in his cardboard box house. The other children then keep telling him it is not his house it is everyone's. This book supports social moral by allowing the character George to learn about others who differ from him and respect that diversity, judge the appropriateness of specific behaviors and predict the possible consequences of those behaviors, engage competently in group activities. He also evaluated various solutions to moral problem and ethical problems. ( )
  ambermescott | Feb 6, 2017 |
The book teaches children to be accepting of others, and willing to share than keep something all to yourself is more fun.
Ages: 4-8
Sources: Pierce College Library
  wendy16 | Feb 4, 2017 |
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"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human relations. . . . Deft and funny." —THE HORN BOOK

George has a house made from a big cardboard box, and he says that no one else at the playground can come in. Not Lindy, because George's house "isn't for girls," nor Freddie, because it "isn't for small people." Sophie can't come in because, George says, "This house isn't for people with glasses." But when George leaves his house for a moment, everyone piles in, and on his return, George gets a taste of his own medicine. Aided by Bob Graham's striking illustrations of an urban playground, Michael Rosen tells the tale of a little boy who makes a big discovery — that letting everyone into his playhouse is a lot more fun than keeping them out.

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George won't let any of the other children into his cardboard box house, but when the tables are turned, he finds out how it feels to be excluded.

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