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Title:
Think for yourself : a kid's guide to solving life's dilemmas and other sticky problems
Author:
MacGregor, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
Montréal : Lobster Press ; Berkeley, CA : distributed by Publishers Group West, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781894222730
Format :
Book

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(ages 9 - 12) What if your best friend wants you to help her shoplift? What if you really want to visit that chat room but you know you are not allowed to? What if you have to walk past kids selling drugs on the way home from school? And what if you don't want to be friends with someone anymore? Think for Yourselfoffers sensible advice on how to make smart choices in difficult situations. The author breaks the book into "dilemma solving segments" by describing a situation and asking the reader "Why is this a dilemma?" She then asks the reader to think of a solution to the problem, and then determine if there is a problem with the solution, and if so, what? Finally, she looks at finding a way around this problem and comes to a resolution that the reader can easily and happily use now and apply in future difficult situations.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-"Uh-oh." Any book that begins with a sentence like that is sure to attract readers' attention, and this user-friendly, well-organized guide is no exception. The introduction takes readers through the various stages of problem solving. The chapters that follow include real-life scenarios organized by theme. Situations include being approached by kids selling drugs, having to thank a relative for a dreadful birthday gift, having friends who download music from the Internet, etc. After presenting a situation, MacGregor asks, "Why is this a dilemma?" and asks, "Is there a way around the problem?" Without sounding preachy, the author guides readers into thinking for themselves, although certain suggested outcomes would really stretch some kids to the limits of good behavior. Attractive, cartoon illustrations introduce each section and are scattered throughout. Children fortunate enough to read this helpful title will not have to say "uh-oh" the next time they find themselves in a tricky situation.-Cathie Bashaw Morton, Somers Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.