You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman

You Get What You Get

Melvin throws fit after fit when he doesn't get what he wants. He must learn how to deal with disappointment. After all, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

Details You Get What You Get

TitleYou Get What You Get
Release DateJan 18th, 2018
PublisherCapstone Publishing Company
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Fiction

Reviews You Get What You Get

  • Melki
    Since this is Squirrel Appreciation Day . . . (Yes - it's a REAL THING. Did you think I could make up something as bizarre as that?)I feel I must object to this author's choice of the noble furry-tailed rodent to play the part of a whiny, petulant brat in her otherwise enjoyable book.The star of this story is Melvin, a somewhat rotund squirrel who throws massive tantrums whenever things don't go his way. Over the years, I've come to know many, ma...
  • Heidi
    I found this book at the library and was so excited to read it to my class. They are hung up on "fair" and getting what they want. I have seen a lot of fits. Anyway, the other teachers were less than enthusiastic, taking the wind out of my sails. I still like it and my own children like it and understand it. I will probably still read it to my class, but I am not looking forward to it like before. Sad.
  • Lloyd Dewolf
    I rated this book as much to counter balance someone I know's 1 star rating. I can't say I like this book, but my two oldest children do since they were about 3 years old (and my oldest, now 8, still enjoys it). The lesson is poorly articulated, but it resonates with my kids. The value of this, and all shared books, is the conversations they enable and, ultimately, the growth (behavior changes) they contribute to.
  • Cat
    Great little lesson story" Every preschool and Kindergarten class should have it! Heck, Parents should use it to prepare their kids for school! Loved the illustrations!
  • Christina
    Great way to teach that life isn't always fair.
  • Robert Lord
    If I could give it a negative rating, I most certainly would. This book is about an obese bad-mannered squirrel whose parents have failed at providing their offspring with the tools for self-regulation, validating of squirrel's hard feelings or offering support through those hard feelings. Since the parents are abject failures, the school teacher drops a tautological/circular-logic fallacy-based authoritarian koan on the kid, "You get what you ge...
  • Amanda
    Soapbox time: This should be read to the majority of children today; their parents should be made to follow this rule and our world would be a better place for all!Ok, stepped down now.I have said to my daughter: "You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit" ever since she was teeny-tiny. I say this to the kids who come to my programs, when they get all demanding and whiny, "you get what you get and you don't pitch a fit." I say this over and ...
  • Verona
    As I said, my son with whom I share Kindle books, has been sharing the children's books that he chooses for his little kids, and I love them! They are as good as the adult and young adult fiction that I'm reading. They teach such great lessons, and in a clear, understandable way. Little kids are lucky to get taught this way while they're young and will listen. This is a good life lesson to learn about not always getting what you want in life. Tha...
  • Diane
    "Melvin did not deal well with disappointment."That's why he didn't care for his teacher's favorite rule: "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." But at least he could still throw a fit at home. That is, until Melvin spouts the rule to his littler sister, who is about to throw a fit. Suddenly, everyone realizes what Melvin has just said and decides that it's a good rule for home, as well.
  • Amanda Walz
    An okay bookI like that Melvin is a squirrel. I like that gave examples on what Melvin throws fits about. But over all I didn't care for this story. It felt undone, kind of flat. For this topic, it is not a bad book by I just don't see anything in this story that is going to make me want to recommend it to everyone.