Book Reviews/Revisión de Libros

I have the pleasure to review Gimme-Jimmy this year for the MCCBD that falls on January 27th 2016. The MCCBD mission is not only to spread the word about children's book diversity, but also to include multicultural books into classrooms.  Book reviews is one way to support this initiative.

By Sherill S. Cannon
Ilustrations by Kalpart
Published by Strategic Book Publishing and

Gimme-Jimmy is the perfect book to be used during bullying prevention week at school, at home or any time you need to go over social skills/manners with children. And I mean children of all ages!

There is always one (or more than one) student in the classroom who needs help socializing with other children, or  needs help learning how to be kind to others. Teaching with the example is one way to do it and this book introduces real life examples. 

What I liked about this book is that the setting and characters are school related, so it is easy for children to identify themselves with the story. The ways in which  the main character shows his behavior and manners are very realistic, and what happens to him as a consequence of his behaviors it is very funny indeed.

Since the book is written in rhyme and the vocabulary is easy for children, it  is fun for a read aloud or per reading. The illustrations show diversity with children of different race. The family setting encourages the participation of the male role as a guidance, giving a break to the female role from the teaching duties. 
Gimme-Jimmy is a very good book to keep in all classrooms libraries and at home for future reference.  

As I help to keep children engaged with the topic, I have created a product in Spanish. You can find it in my store in TPT.  The file contains a mini book to write about friends and get to know new ones. The booklet can be used as a beginning of the  school year activity, Valentine's Day or at any time you want. 
Another product you might find helpful to use is "Adjetivos y Emociones" which teaches children identify the different names for emotions and adjetives to describe their feelings. You can find it here.

Mission: The MCCBD team’s mission to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter, Facebook and their website.

The co-creators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. You can find a bio for Mia and Valarie here.

Sponsors: Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld

CoHosts: Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can view them here.

Classroom Reading Challenge: MCCBD offers teachers and classrooms the chance to (very easily) earn a free hardcover multicultural children's book for their classroom library. These books are not only donated by the Junior Library Guild, but they are pre-screened and approved by them as well.

​ Teachers! Earn a FREE #Multicultural Kids Book for Your Classroom! #teachers, #books #teacherlife

The Classroom Reading Challenge has begun! Teachers can earn a free diversity book! #teachers, #books


  1. I'm so pleased to see Sherrill S. Cannon included for #ReadYourWorld! We absolutely adore her books, and this is one of our favourites.

  2. Great review! I really liked this book too. Such an important message for kids! #ReadYourWorld

  3. Thank you so much for joining us for Multicultural Children's Book Day and for your great review! This looks like a great book to teach kids about bullying prevention! Mia from PragmaticMom

    1. Thank you very much. Looking forward to another MCCBD and write more reviews.

  4. Thanks for reviewing this book! I have read it as well and thought it was excellent. Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day!

  5. What a nice idea for a book and supplement! Thank you!

    1. Thank you very much! I think the book and the suplemental worksheets support each other very much.

  6. This sounds like a great book about a very important topic. And I love your related materials!

    1. Thank you! This is my first book review and I liked very much. I am new in blogging so any feedback is great for me.


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