Children’s Book of the Week: You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman
It’s been quite a while since my last book of the week. I’ve planned out the next five weeks of blog content to make sure I stay focused. I get things done when I plan ahead. However, if I don’t plan I tend to slack off. Back to the book of the week. This week’s book is You Get What You Get. This is another Kindle Unlimited book. I need to get down to Barnes & Noble to buy some physical books soon.
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You Get What You Get by Julia Gassman
I’m loving this book, because it helps DJ and Brooklyn understand that you can’t throw a tantrum when you don’t get your way. It’s not always easy for young children to show their emotions. A lot of times their frustration can lead to meltdowns. This is the case for not just for DJ and Brooklyn, but for most young children. The book repeats this one phrase a few times that I’m hoping will stick in their head.
You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit is a phrase I remember growing up. I’m hoping that they learn and understand this too. I know Brooklyn is only two, but DJ will be four soon. He is definitely at the right age to understand. The book goes through a few scenarios where Melvin, the main character, doesn’t get his way. This leads to him throwing a fit. By the end of the book he truly learns what you get what you and you don’t throw a fit is all about.
I recommend this for children ages 2-7. I don’t think a child older than seven would like it as much, because it’s such a short read. I’m not sure if a two year old will really understand, but Brooklyn does like the book. Plus, I’d love to get the point of the book in her from this age. Hopefully by the time she’s three or four she’ll stop having tantrums. I know that’s probably wishful thinking.
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Have you read this book? What books do you love with a similar message?