Just Enough And Not Too Much
This is a simple tale about finding happiness in the simple life. The lesson is clear and understandable that the more stuff the main character collects, the more crowded and complicated his life becomes. Almost as an aside, the book also touches on friendship, kindness and generosity, which there just can't be too much of in children's books. The gift in this book is the wonderful title phrase,
. I use it with food, with treats, with toys, with t.v....you name it. Moderation is critical in living a healthy, satisfying life and how cool is it to have a tool like this to help instill that as a value in the very littlest of people. I can use that phrase with my children, they even use it themselves sometimes!, and they immediately know that I'm asking them to think about feeling satisfied and fulfilled...that I don't want them to overwhelm their tummies or their minds or their rooms.
This is another library find, which is the case with so many of the books I fall in love with. I'm almost positive it was one that the librarians choose to sit out for display on the end or the top of a row of shelves to highlight a good title. (Along with scanning the new book shelf, that's one of my go-to library strategies, to trust what the friendly librarians recommend.)
Ask for this book at your local library or click on the title to order online!