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Book Review and Giveaway: The Day No One Played Together. Ends Dec 19th

The Day No One Played Together: A story about compromise by Donalisa Helsley and illustrated by Sara Harkey

Jadyn and Genesis want to play and have fun but neither one wants to play what the other one wants to. What will they do? Will they be able to brainstorm and find a way to play together? Will they play alone? The Day No One Played together teaches an important lesson in a fun way. Join these sisters in the first of their series.

Review: A story about two sisters who decided to go outside and play. Both had a different ideal on what they would like to do. Genesis wanted to play in the playhouse while Jadyn wanted to build castles and make stuff in the sand. But neither one wanted to play what the other wanted to. In this book their mom did a great job teaching the children about learning how to come up with ideals on how to compromise. I think is fair to say that not only children can relate but adults too.

The message in this book is about compromising. The Day No One Played Together teaches us that knowing how to compromise is a key component to a good and healthy relationship. Parents and teachers should teach children that compromising doesn’t mean giving up but making a deal where one person gives a part of his or her demand.

This book is beautifully illustrated by Sarah Harkey with realist expression that brings this book to life. I highly recommend The Day No One Played Together not only for your children’s library but for classroom teaching.

Pages: 26

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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December 4, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. This would be the perfect book to have in our Sunday School Classroom!
    Many thanks, Cindi

    Comment by Cindi | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. This would be great for my two daughters that are always fighting. If they had no one to play with…Things would be different. Thanks for the chance.

    mary_reiss @

    Comment by Mary @SweepingMe | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  3. After raising 6 kids and 1 grandbaby I know how hard compromising is for kids. The only time they try is when it is against you. Maybe this book would teach a lesson.

    Comment by Gloria | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  4. My children have the same dilemma on occasion. I can imagine them learning a lot from reading this book and seeing how important it is to compromise…it’d be a lot more fun in the end. 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  5. This would be a great book for my daughters. They are always fighting and need to learn to compromise.

    Comment by Jeryl M. | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  6. Compromise is a hard lesson for kids to learn and its always get to have a great story to help explain it.

    Comment by Daily Woman | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. A book to teach one of the hardest lessons there is to young kids. But practice makes perfect. And what better way then for them to experience it through reading and watching the outcome. An excellent read I think for the grand kids.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | December 6, 2011 | Reply

  8. Great book idea! I have two little girls who could relate to this story.

    Comment by Amy W. | December 6, 2011 | Reply

  9. I’m a homeschooling mom so my kids are together all the time! And as you can well imagine compromise is always a big issue. I’m sure this book would be a great read for any household with children.

    Comment by Felicia Rogers | December 6, 2011 | Reply

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  11. The title really caught my eye. My daughter is always fighting with her brother regarding what to play or do. I find this amusing and am curious.

    Comment by Larissa Brunken | December 12, 2011 | Reply

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