Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Group (2012)
ISBN 9781618972675

Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 7.5) for Reader Views (5/12)

Sherrill S. Cannon has written “Gimme-Jimmy” where Jimmy takes a lot of the other kids’ things.  Every time he says “gimme” one of his hands gets bigger and bigger and bigger.  One day, his dad told him that he had to learn to share.  When he was at school, some of the kids laughed at him because his hand was so big.  When he tried to type on a computer all that came up was “zzzzzz” because his hand was so big and he pressed “z” when he tried to press the other buttons.  His hand kept getting bigger, until it was almost bigger than him, and he had to drag it on the floor because it was so heavy.  His dad came to school and told him that if he was polite, then his hand would get smaller.  Then, he started doing what his dad said, and his hand got smaller until it was the same size as his other hand.   Jimmy made a ‘Polite Rule’ and then he made a lot of friends.

From “Gimme-Jimmy,” by Sherrill S. Cannon, I learned to be nice to other people, otherwise you won’t have very many friends and you will be kind of lonely.  My favorite part of the book was when Jimmy started to be nice and when his hand got to be the same size as the other hand.  My favorite illustration is when his hand is shrinking and also the illustration of his new ‘Polite Rule.’


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