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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Birthdays – do we really want them? I mean, who wants to turn a year older? Especially when things are going so well at the age we are currently. As Jordan is quickly learning, approaching the age of 3, each year of our life we have more expectations placed upon us. Scary! And, sometimes, overwhelming! So, why not just stay the age we are and forget about those additional expectations? That’s what Jordan thinks. He doesn’t want to turn 3 and endure the added responsibilities his parents might enforce. You see, Jordan has a problem. He steals toys from his cousins and siblings and hides them in his room. Everyone is upset to lose their treasured possessions, but when they find them in Jordan’s room, on his birthday, they are even more upset. Dad formulates a family session to sort out the problem and teach Jordan and the other children that it’s not right to take what isn’t theirs to take, and sometimes it’s better to give than receive.
Gramps Jeffrey’s picture book story, I Don’t Want to Turn 3, is a clever way to teach young readers about responsibilities, telling the truth, and caring for others. The story follows Jordan as he approaches his third birthday and how he goes through a phase of taking things that aren’t his to take. Told in simple language with colorful illustrations to help carry the story along, young readers will instantly catch on to the issue of right and wrong as they, along with Jordan, learn some important lessons. Beautifully told and presented with valuable lessons for readers of all ages, specifically taking responsibility for our own actions.