“First Grandma” Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, read children’s books at at an event outside the Department of Education building.
Imagine Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cutting off his nose to suck up to the other reindeer, instead of waiting for a chance to shine.
An Amazon reader/reviewer writes:
Sharing is one thing, but when you have to give away the one thing that makes you unique in order to cultivate friends suggests that the only way friendship can be had is through purchase. The little fish asks a second time for a scale, even though he was refused the first time after which he alienated all the other fish from rainbow fish. What does the story say about small (minded, greedy) people who want what another has and when they don’t get it they go around poisoning everyones’ minds against the person?
Another reader says her preschooler is just learning to say “no” to other children who want what he’s got. She doesn’t want him growing up to be a wimp.
Of course, the book is supposed to be about sharing and inner beauty.