You Can Be Helpful: Step Aside or Pitch In? (Making Good Choices)
Charlotte and Evan can't wait for the Independence Day picnic. But a storm blows down branches that block their grandparents' road, and they can't go until it's cleared. Would you pitch in and help clean up?
In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending picture book, Charlotte and Evan have to choose between playing and helping their grandparents clean up after a storm. What will they do? Readers make choices for Charlotte and Evan and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.
Expressive illustrations and the power to choose your story support social-emotional learning and decision-making for kids, making this an excellent book to spark discussion and encourage kids to pitch in on work.
In each story, children choose their own adventure in social situations: 4 opportunities to choose what the character’s next step should be. Your child then gets to vicariously experience the logical positive or negative consequences of each decision. The series’ diverse characters face dilemmas in familiar locations (playground, the home, etc.). The social interactions are common as well: handling “gone-wrong” situations, following parent’s directions, choosing between self- or other-centeredness, and more. As your child reads, they decide how the character will respond, turning to a different page based on their answer. Will Margo go clean her room or watch cartoons? Will Ben speak to the girl using a wheelchair or ignore her? This engagingly illustrated series from Amicus Ink includes a handful of “Think Again” questions at the end and is written at Lexile 490-590. 9 1/4"x 8 1/2”. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth