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It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel
It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel
by Jamie Lee Curtis
Illustration by Laura Cornell

It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another. It's fun to be five Big changes are here My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer."

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun

Age: 5 Year-olds | Title: It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel  |  Author: Jamie Lee Curtis  |  Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books

It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another. It's fun to be five Big changes are here My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer."

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun

This exuberant and entertaining book discusses the specific challenges of being five years old. The story talks about all the anxieties and struggles of starting school, having to be quiet, and having younger siblings. Curtis talks about all of the great rewards that come from being older.

Your five year old will love the cadence and rhymes within the text as you read together. Also, they will observe a lot of situations that are similar to their own lives. As your child deals with the fears and struggles of getting older, they will want to discuss these issues with adults. This book provides a vehicle for these conversations.

My nephew Joshua really likes to look at this book, even if no one is reading it to him. He stares at the illustrations and laughs at all of the funny things that are going on. He particularly relates to the story because he has a new little brother that sometimes challenges his patience. This is a really sweet story that will encourage your child's independence and self control.

--Eve

I love Jamie Lee Curtis. She's spunky and fun and not afraid to be who she is. She doesn't conform to anyone's ideals. In a way, she was the perfect person to write this book. Five year olds are just learning how to be the person they are meant to be. They are trying to figure out the world around them. Nathan loved this book and not just because he is five and the book is about five year olds. He loved the bright pictures and fun rhymes. It's a great book...totally recommend this book for the 5 year old in your life!

--Charlene, Carmichaels, PA

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