This book was written by a friend of our family, Sonny Varela. I bought this book on my own, and all of the opinions I will share are totally my own. Sonny doesn’t even know that I am reviewing this book. We just got our copy at the end of last week, and all of the kids have enjoyed it.
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Fair is Fair is a simple story that clearly illustrates what fairness truly is. The Zookeeper loves 3 animals very much, and she feeds them all different amounts of food, based on their needs. The animals decide that it isn’t fair that they all get different amounts of food, and they agree to equally split their food. As you can imagine, the hare has too much food and the elephant is constantly hungry.
The Zookeeper explains to the animals that fairness isn’t about getting the same amount, but getting exactly what they need. It was an easy way to highlight the all-too-common parenting topic of fairness among siblings, and the book made it simple enough for even our 4 year old to grasp the point. Definitely a great resource as a parent to address sibling rivalry with all ages!
The illustrations in Fair is Fair are colorful, and the little ones enjoyed noticing other animals that peek in from other parts of the zoo. There are small illustrations on the pages with text that echo the larger illustrations on the facing page, which kept the kids looking around while I was reading.
Here’s what Brontë thought of Fair is Fair:
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