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Book Review/Giveaway: Gimme-Jimmy. Ends May 31st

Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart.

About the Book: How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, but nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.” Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share.

My Review: Sherrill Cannon had done it again with another amazing story about a boy named Jimmy who is a bully and therefore nick-named “Gimme- Jimmy”. Jimmy always said, Gimme my toys, Gimme my book. He will grab toys and books that did not belong to him from girls and snatch from boys. Because of his behavior he didn’t have any friends. Jimmy wasn’t only a bully at school but at home as well. His father told him that he must learn to share or his greed may show up in the size of his hand and that the more he takes from people the more his hand will grow in size. But did Jimmy listen to his father and did his hand grow from saying the word GIMME? Will a polite attitude help Jimmy?
The best part in this book is that the bully was the one who had the problem because anytime he mentioned the word “Gimme” his hand enlarges. A book that will teach any child the importance of sharing and that being a bully is no fun. This book has great art works by Kalpart which helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book.

 Pages: 32

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.




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May 16, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,


  1. I think it’s great to have a book about bullying, as it is a big topic in schools. The sooner we can teach our children to respect each other and to share the better. I would love this book for my kids.

    Comment by minaob | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. Many children could learn from this book. Bullying can be very very subtle when the right words are used. Bullying is not just physical. Ron

    Comment by Ron Marsh | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. This would be a perfect book for my kindergarten kids about now! Bullying is something that students at every age should understand is inappropriate! I would love to be the owner of this book!

    Comment by Kelly Brown | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. I love this book! I haven’t even read it but I love it. My daughter (2) and my nephew (3) are constantly snatching things from each other. Especially my nephew…he is always taking things from other people. He is not quite a bully but I think this book may help!

    Comment by Kelly L | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  5. How do you always end up with the most instructive books? This is another one that sounds perfect for teaching young children an important concept and again I have not previously been aware of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, please enter my name for the chance to win a copy. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

    Comment by carlrscott | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  6. It sounds like a great book to help our children understand the importance of why bullying is wrong and sharing is the ultimate goal.

    Comment by Kayotic Konfessions | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  7. My son is in 2nd grade and the kids are always trying to steal each other’s things. Our schools are huge on bullying because a high school student was being bullied and tried to blow up our high school.

    Comment by Lauren M. | May 17, 2012 | Reply

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      Comment by Lauren M. | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  8. Sounds like a great story and definately something my son could benefit from!

    Comment by Shauna Buck | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  9. What a great sounding book. Sadly, bullying seems to be at all time high. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Comment by Mirely | May 17, 2012 | Reply

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  11. Looks like a cute way to teach kiddos bully do not win. Since my son displays a lot of the “alpha male” attitudes when playing with other kids, think this book would be a gentle way to remind him to share and not be a bully. ajdunville (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Comment by Amanda | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  12. Sounds like a great book to teach kids about bullying – I know my 3rd grader has been a victim of bullying this year and I think it is one of the most important lessons we can teach our kids at this age!

    Comment by Jennifer Metz | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  13. My daughter loves balloons I think she would love this book

    Comment by Keri Tahat | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  14. A good lesson for all kids to learn to share and not be a bully.

    Comment by jerylt | May 20, 2012 | Reply

  15. Sounds like a Wonderful Life lesson book to read with my boys! Thank you for the chance.

    Comment by melissa k sparks | May 22, 2012 | Reply

  16. Thank you for all of your nice responses. I wish I could provide a copy of Gimme-Jimmy to each of you!

    Comment by Sherrill S. Cannon | May 22, 2012 | Reply

  17. Sounds like a wonderful lesson for children. My 7 year old is a big bully to her little sister. I think this would be a great read for the 2 if them together.

    Comment by Larissa brunken | May 24, 2012 | Reply

  18. We have had experiences with bullies and this book seems like it would teach children a valuable lesson about this subject.

    Comment by Ani G W | May 24, 2012 | Reply

  19. Oh boy, do my children need to read this book! They are polite and have very good manners but sometimes they get into a “gimme” phase and this would be a great way to remind them that good behavior is rewarded in a good way while poor behavior is not.

    Comment by Mindy S | May 25, 2012 | Reply

  20. Books emphasizing the importance of politeness and good manners are definitely needed. I look forward to checking out Gimme-Jimmy.

    Comment by likwan | May 31, 2012 | Reply

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