Publish date: April 2014
When David wants something, he wants it right away. So when David sees his friend Payton's Superman, he borrows it. Well, he sort of borrows it. He borrows it without asking. In fact, David has a secret treasure chest of things he's borrowed without asking.
But when someone takes David's prize possession — his bumblebee bike — he realizes how borrowing without asking makes other people feel, and sets out to make things right.
A Note to Parents and Caregivers by Mary Lamia, PhD, provides more information about this normal phase of childhood development, and offers strategies for teaching children ethical behaviour.
Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband, Jim. Their diverse family includes five sons, their partners, and five adorable grandchildren.
She is the author of award-winning books such as
Eli's Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling the Truth
Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce
Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and New Family
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