This is a good story about empathy. This story has a very good way of showing young children how to have empathy. By learning how to “stand in someone else’s shoes”, Miranda learns to become more empathetic to others.
Excellent way to teach empathy. Great book. I love the story that it teaches and my students thought it was funny and kept their attention. I teach kindergarten through 3rd grade and they all enjoyed it.
Nice book about empathy. I bought this book to use with kindergarteners to whom I teach social/emotional skills. I have also used it with first and third graders for the same purpose. It is a great little story to help children learn about the concept of “empathy”. I would say that the older students did better with the length of the story, but overall they all enjoy the illustrations, and can discuss the ideas presented about “standing in others’ shoes”. Last week I knew the kindergarteners “got it” when we were talking about how to react when they hear or see someone making a mistake, and a few hands flew up sharing that they should “stand in the shoes” of the mistake maker to know how he/she might be feeling, and react kindly based on that. I still use this book with kindergarteners and they enjoy it, especially with a lot of added discussion so that some of the more abstract parts are easier for them to understand. Given that, it is a perfect book for kids who are a bit older, but the K students still love it!
Great tool for teaching empathy, tolerance and difference. I am a counselor and used this book with students in teaching lessons on tolerance, accepting differences, and empathy. It is powerful! I could easily use it in grades k-5 (elementary/primary) teaching the concepts at a different level in each grade!
- Ages: 4-10
- Pages: 33
- Format: Paperback
- Item No: 0097
- Published: 2006