My Turn, Your Turn

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This simple story shares a wonderful life lesson that is best taught at an early age...  sharing!  Malik and Cora find themselves in a tug of war over who gets to play with the same toy plane.  As frustrations and yes, even tempers escalate, their kind patient teacher Ms. Wright stages an intervention.  She suggests that they play a game together and to play the game they must take turns and share with each other. This important concept is then carried over into all the other activities the now happy duo participate in.  Brilliant strategy!  

The premise of the book is very easy for little ones to comprehend as I'm sure most children will be familiar with what's happening between the two and have had similar feelings and experiences.  The message of the book is positive, motivating and gets results.  The illustrations are adorable and expressive.  The book highlights the importance of taking turns and showing consideration for others feelings in the process.  I highly recommend this book.
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I've really enjoyed this series. The simple messaging makes it good to use both with my toddler and with my four year old students. I wish there had been additional solutions to the sharing problem but liked it overall.
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My Turn, Your Turn is a quick and cute to the point story.  Ms. Wright helps Malik and Cora with their feelings of being frustrated with wanting to play with the same toy.  She comes up with the idea  "Shinning Express" so they can play together with the toy.  The pages of the book are uncluttered with simple but eye catching illustrations.  This is perfect for preventing  the young reader to get easily distracted.   The message to the reader comes across in a short precise manner.
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Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL			
			
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  			
			
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.			

Let’s learn a new game. It’s called “My Turn, Your Turn.” Part of the Bright Start series, My Turn, Your Turn introduces and helps develop the idea of sharing for children aged 1–3.

Malik and Cora both want to fly the same toy plane. Watch frustration give way to joy as they try the sharing game proposed by their teacher.

With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens up conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life.

This is a cute book that every parent should have o their bookshelf. All kids need to learn to share and when you have kids that start fighting over things, this really resonates. (Unfortunately, it does not work on fur babies!)  I think more millennials should read this book as they are what one calls "the selfish-selfie generation" - maybe we should try to get this book into high school's and university's core curriculum! 

Cute pictures and a great message means it is a really great book for people of all ages -AAs always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "Social Influencer Millennials" on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it ✈✈✈✈✈
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It is hard to find books out there that deal with young children learning about sharing. This book has lovely illustrations that deal with 2 characters learning how to share. I think it would be a great book to add to any library collection, especially when dealing with young students. This book would provoke great discussions on what sharing looks like and how they can deal with those situations that arise. It is well written and very easy to follow.
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This is a quick and easy read. A fun book aimed at young kids, my four year old enjoyed it, and she loved the illustrations too.
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What a cute book! I love the concept of this series and would love to read the other books as well. As the new parents of an infant, I think this simple story will be very helpful in years ahead as we teach our little girl to share with others. The illustrations are age appropriate and eye-catching—even with just a few colors! I love that this is a board book, which is perfect for the age it’s intended for. Well done!

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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My Turn, Your Turn is a very good book for young children who find it difficult to share; this is really something that is true for most toddlers and preschoolers.  In this simple story, two children squabbling over a toy, get an idea from an adult about how to work it out.  A useful lesson in a book with expressive illustrations in just a few colors.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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A perfectly simple and perfectly decent look at the benefits of sharing, in this book for the very young.  In barely twenty words a page we get the whole story of two children and how they interrupt each other's play with a toy plane, until advised to do otherwise.  Bonus marks for having the girl love robots, and also for the clear, simple, black-and-white-and-blue design (although why it felt the need to switch to aerial view I don't know).
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This is a very simple book, perfect for very young children. If your child or young students are struggling with sharing and taking turns this would be a helpful tool to teach appropriate skills.
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***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
A great example of sharing and I especially love the empathy the teacher shows to the children. Turning the situation into a game is a smart tactic to use with children and it lets them still feel in control.
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My turn, your turn teaches children about sharing and waiting patiently for their turn. 

I loved the colour pallet, I loved the concept and the values being taught. 

I struggled a bit while reading because it would t load properly and I had to rotate it on my phone every page.
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My Turn, Your Turn is one of the books in the Bright Start series based on sharing. It follows two children, Malik and Cora, who both want to play with the same plane but learn that it is better to share with the help of their teacher. 

I think this is a fantastic book and it demonstrates brilliantly how to take turns. Seeing the children arguing and reluctance over sharing toys is very relatable for the children and the characters show brilliantly how most children feel when someone wants what they have. The story is very easy for the children to understand and is quite short but it gets the message across effectively and allows the children to think about whether they think it's fair or not if Cora was to take Malik's toy or if it's better for them to take turns and share. 

The characters in the story are great with them being very relatable for the children and it is brilliant to see how they react and their feelings changing as the story goes on. I liked how the teacher was understanding and helped the children to resolve the issue by turning it into a game and I like that this decision was based only on this issue and not insinuating that you should share every time. I always see sharing as something that is dependant on the appropriateness of the situation as like an Early Years professional once said, if I want your phone right now you wouldn't give it to me but you should share as that's what we make children do! 

The illustrations are lovely all in shades of purple, they have a good amount of detail to get the point across but are not too busy which is great. This allows us to focus on the message which is the most important part of the story. I think this is a fantastic book and great to help children to understand the importance of taking turns and considering others feelings in a fun little story, perfect for young children!
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Nancy Loewen  has written another classroom book to show children to achieve goals. This one is  how to share.  
Two children and one aeroplane! However, with sharing Malik and Cora can still have fun and play with the same toy. 
Simple words and pictures gets the message across.
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