Freda Says Please

Freda Says Please

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By: Stuart J. Murphy

For happier, healthier, more confident children!

Freda likes to play school and pretend to be the teacher. But when Percy and Emma join in on the fun, they realize that Freda needs some help saying "please," "thank you," and "you're welcome."

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Stuart J. Murphy, author

Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I See I Learn®. The I See I Learn® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.

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Editorial Reviews:

Portland Book Review

Freda loves playing pretend – especially pretending she is the teacher while her friends and stuffed animals are her students. However, when her friends Percy and Emma join her the play changes. When Freda doesn’t use polite words like please, thank you and you’re welcome, her friends are reluctant to be bossed around. ||In the end, Freda realizes it’s more fun to be polite and get to play with everyone. At the end of the book, parents have a guide to explain the appropriate use of words like please, thank you and you’re welcome. There is also a short list of discussion questions for parents and children to identify why manners are so important.

Freda Says Please is a social skills book in Stuart J. Murphy’s “I See I Learn” series. The book’s short length, simple subject matter and verbiage make it appropriate for children between the ages of two and five.


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ISBN: 978-1-58089-474-6

ISBN: 978-1-58089-475-3

ISBN: 978-1-60734-606-7 PDF
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Ages: 2-5
Page count: 32
8 x 6 3/4

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade K-Grade 2. Standards 1-7, 9, 10

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