Children who are afraid of the dark may find comfort and acknowledgement here, but the story also explores themes of power, revolution, manipulation and acceptance which older children might enjoy discussing.
This lovely picture book promotes positive behaviour, but also gently suggests that even the most good-mannered and co-operative amongst us may struggle to be 'good' sometimes. A great starting point for a conversation about manners, treating others well and sharing.
Children who have had a difficult start in life, who are finding it hard to adapt to life within a new family, may benefit from this book. Children in other situations who are struggling with emotional and behavioural issues may identify with Rosie in the book, and, with the guidance of a parent or other trusted adult, may be able to take the first steps to improving their situation.
Small children who are reluctant to take a bath or wash may recognise themselves in this simple and sweet book. There is a message for the reader here: co-operating with your parents is not so bad after all, and can lead to a lot of fun!
Acknowledges that everyday situations may give rise to negative emotions in young children. The story offers some practical suggestions that young children can use to ease anxiety and frustration, such as deep breathing.
Sometimes children just can't stop themselves from asking for everything they see and in the modern consumerist society it is increasingly difficult for parents to say no to their children's demands. The little princess's parents give her all the sparkly things she wants whenever she asks for them but she is never happy and she never says please.
An appealing board book which acknowledges that young children are easily distracted when it comes to getting dressed. The father in the story helps the children by making getting dressed into a fun game.
This informative little picture book asks the reader "how polite are you?" and covers many situations where a child may compare their own behaviour to the behaviour of the girl in the book.
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