Pip and Posy are back at it again! In this edition of the new series from Axel Scheffler they learn that it's important to use manners and ask before taking someone else's belongings. Posy decides all she's ever wanted at that moment is to ride Pip's very fun scooter, but what she doesn't do is ask Pip if she can or if he will help her learn to use it. What begins as a careless act ends in the kind forgiveness of a good friend as Pip helps bandage up Posy and helps her home after a day of play.
Another wonderful story in the world of Pip and Posy! Of course having loved the first Pip and Posy story, The Little Puddle, we were thrilled to read & review another. What I may have only lightly touched on in my previous review was the fact that I love how applicable this series is to young kiddos, specifically toddlers & preschool age children. In both of the books we've read thus far the characters are in everyday situations that have been, in our experience, things happening in their lives right now. In the case of The Super Scooter, Littlebug is admittedly terrible about asking her big brother to borrow his things. This isn't something I see coming to an end any time in the near future, but it's still an issue that needs to be addressed and is often hard to find good picture books they can relate to. Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter is the perfect solution!
Not only does Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter address the issue of asking permission to use another's belongings, but it also sheds light on some basic etiquette rules in a way that doesn't feel pushy. By Posy apologizing for taking the scooter and then thanking Pip for bandaging her up, children are able to see multiple ways to incorporate the manners they learn about daily. It also shows kiddos the power of forgiveness. I was surprised by how forgiving Pip was, but then thought back to situations with Littlebug and Turkeybird. It's always surprised me how quickly they forgive one another, a trait we could all use I'm sure, but without fail it happens each and every time. Pip forgiving Posy was another situation where you see how well the series relates to this age group, but also demonstrates the possibilities of a positive outcome when we're forgiving of each other. It's wonderful.
Toddlers and preschool age children need books they can relate to and specifically ones that they fall in love with because of gorgeous illustrations & fantastic characters. The Pip and Posy series by Axel Scheffler is exactly that. In this case, Axel Scheffler takes an ordinary situation involving sharing and turns it into a multi-layered lesson. Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter is easily a favorite of Littlebug's because she relates so well to the characters and as a parent I value the lessons she's learning from these wonderful characters. I'd quickly and easily recommend this series to anyone reading to young kiddos, you won't be surprised by how much they love Pip and Posy but you will most likely be pleasantly surprised by how well written & illustrated the series is.
Originally reviewed and copyrighted at my site There's A Book.