06 July 2015
3 Must Read Books about Cooperation
By Stuart J. Murphy
Camille and her mommy went to the beach and enjoyed jumping in the waves, collecting shells, and building sand forts. Carlos walks by Camille and decides he's going to build a fort as well. Freda and Percy walk by and decide to build forts that are bigger and better. Carlos, Freda, and Percy quickly saw how slow their fort building was occurring, and on top of everything a big wave washed all the forts away. Camille suggested that they all work together and "build one really BIG fort." Freda agreed to cooperate. Carlos and Percy decided to participate as well. Together, they made a plan, worked together, and shared the fun.
By Brian Floca
Five drivers for five trucks. The five trucks come in different sizes and each has a special purpose. Each truck is briefly described. Each truck has to unload something, check out, or pushes forward one airplane. All these trucks (and their drivers) have to work together for the airplane to take off successfully.
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Callie and her family are downsizing and moving to a smaller place (an apartment). Callie's parents have a yard sale to help get rid of the items that they cannot take to their new place. Callie's family has to move because of "something to do with money." By the end of the book, Callie came to realize that it's not her toys that make a place home; it's who is there with you. Callie's turn around may have been a bit unrealistic. Warning: Some people wrongly consider this book a "downer". Yes, the Callie has to get rid of a lot of her toys, but this book would have been a bit helpful last fell when I tried to explain to my daughter why we had to get rid of some of her things (and why we specifically said, "No toys for Christmas gifts.").