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Forgive and Let Go!: A book about forgiveness (Being the Best Me Series) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2016-04-23 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:1575424878
LANGUAGE:English

"This is a great intro book for learning to forgive and let go. I do feel to get the most from the book, utilizing the activity and reinforcement ideas at the back is very important. Forgiving and apologizing can sometimes be hard, the activities should help with the words to use and how to approach. Beautiful illustrations. This is a fantastic series!! Reviewed through Netgalley for Free Spirit Press for an honest review." said.

"SUMMARY: This book is told in first person by a boy who is learning how to control his anger and frustration and how to forgive others. When someone does something wrong against him, he speaks to that person when he can and tells them how he feels. Even when the other person does not apologize for a wrong, he is learning how to forgive because it makes himself feel better.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations appear to be digitally created. They are colorful and full of expression and life. There are a variety of children of different races represented.

REVIEW: I enjoyed this book very much. It covered the subject of forgiveness from several angles. It discusses the anger felt when someone does something wrong to you and reasons why the boy would want to let go of that anger. It discusses how forgiving others is good for yourself not just the other person. The language is simple for even the youngest learners. And there are four full pages of questions and activities in the back that can be used by teachers and parents alike.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertized for ages 4-8

NOTE: I received an ARC of this book from Free Spirit Publishing through Net Galley for an honest review. My reviews are always 100% honest based on preset criteria.
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"Because my son has a hard time with saying sorry and is known to hold a grudge the second I saw this one on *Netgalley I knew I had to request it.

Forgive and Let Go shows situations where children may become angry because of something another person does. It emphasizes that saying your sorry is important learning to forgive people for making mistakes even if they fail to apologize.

I appreciated this book for the message it was teaching. I love that it validated children's feelings when others do things that hurt/bother them. But it also taught that you have to let things go and forgive others. The pictures did a good job representing the different situations that were brought up.

I might have to read this to my son a few more times to help reinforce the message to him but he seemed to understand what the book was trying to say. I think though we will still have a hard time getting him to say he is sorry.

I would say this was a 4 out of 5 stars.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well
" said.

"We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

I requested this book because when I read the title I thought K might need to read this book or at least have it read to him. He is at the age that he either doesn't like to forget what someone has done to him or he doesn't want to forgive them and he holds a grudge. Which I don't want him to do.
With Forgive and Forget I enjoyed how it showed in the pictures different things that could happen to you but then it described that if this happens YOU can choose to forgive or let things go. One example that happens in our home is my daughter who is 2 tears up her brother's legos which he gets very upset about and wants to retaliate. I have to remind him that he can put them back together it is not a big deal. And in the book we see a picture of a brother knocking down some blocks and instead of getting upset he realizes that there is no need as the problem is not very important. And with that I had to let K know you see there is no need to get upset over something so little.

I thought it was great that there were different situations within the story and what you can do to make them not so big and how to work them out. This is a good book to read to young kids that understand what is going on around them with their feelings and actions towards others. I have noticed a slight change with how K approaches things that happen to him. He isn't quick to lash out with anger, so maybe this book did get through to him.
" said.

"Love these positive books. Great way to help children solve issues or things that upset them." said.

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