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 DateSep 28th, 2018
PublisherCapstone Publishing Company
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Fiction, Animals

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!
  • Matt Pasquali
    Great bookI read this to my 3 yo and we both enjoyed it! The illustrations are very cute. We will be reading this book again.
  • 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.
  • Miss.Amanda.Reading
    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.
  • Angie
    Good message and hoping it sticks! :)
  • Courtney Hartwell
    Summary: Melvin is the main character of this book and does not deal with disappointment well. If he doesn't get exactly what he wants, he throws a fit. This is exactly why he hated his teacher’s rule: You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. The story explains different scenarios where Melvin couldn’t throw a fit – for example, if they had to use crayons instead of markers or stand at the back of the line. Eventually, Melvin’s m...
  • Meredith
    As an early childhood educator, I've never been terribly fond of the phrase, "You get what you get & you don't throw a fit." It always felt like teachers used it to get children to be quiet & stop whining, without having to address the source of the whining. It's a quick, one-size-fits-all 'solution' to complaints at group time. I've been trying to teach my children that if it really matters, POLITELY ask for the color you want, or ask your neigh...
  • JennE
    Melvin does not deal well with disappointment, so he REALLY hates his teacher's rule; " You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." So, even when he gets a pink napkin instead of green, or crayons instead of markers, he doesn't throw a fit. However, Marvin knows his family doesn't know the teacher's terrible rule. That night, when it's Marvin's turn to choose the movie and his sister wants a different one, Marvin slips up and tells her " You...
  • James L Berry
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  • Lauren Williams
    I loved this book because it teaches such a valuable lesson that children often feel that doesn't apply to them. This day in age so many people feel entitled to things they shouldn't be, specifically children. In this book, the main character has to learn the hard way that you get what you get without throwing a fit because that's how life goes. I would love to use this book in a classroom someday because it could help teach valuable lessons to t...
  • Olivia Slykhuis
    I liked this story, and it's good because a lot of kids have a hard time with this, but......I would like it so much better if it used the phrase that ACTUALLY rhymes, "You get what you get and you don't get upset" instead of "you don't throw a fit". Maybe I'll just read it my way. 2+, might use for anger storytime.
  • Tania
    Good moral tale for the age group"You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." This is an excellent rule. The story is aimed at the preschool set, and is presented in simple enough terms to get the point across. At the same time the illustrations are engaging, text is easy to read, and the story is cute, if short.
  • teria luckett-coy
    This book has a good lesson and a good storyline for kids and this story is really really funny to me and it might be to 100 million other people who have red it an experienced it I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT IT'S MY NEW TOP 15 BEST BOOKDS.This book has a great lesson for people of all and any ages . I love this book it is soo funny
  • F
    Whew- read a free kindle version - glad I didn't pay the over $15 books they want for a hardcover. Might be worth $2 but who am I to set the price. Brat gets away with brattiness until he goes to school. Why was the home not smarter than this? It has its moments- both good and bad. Hard to say much without spoiling the whole thing. Real nail-biter this one [sarcasm].
  • Tara Morrow
    Melvin must learn how to deal with disappointment and not getting what he wants. After all, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.This book is super cute and has great illustrations this book would be great in any classroom, especially kindergarten and first grade classroom teaching children that you don't always get what you want.
  • Christine Thompson
    ok,It's ok, but doesn't really teach a lessonIt is ok. It doesn't seem to do anything to help a child learn to handle disappoint better or why they should not throw a fit. I don't see it as a helpful "tool", so don't get it if that's what you are expecting it to be
  • Daniel A. Grisales
    OversimplifiedA book for parents of a four year old who throws tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. It is not an effective tool for overcoming the problem and not too entertaining for kids. Not recommended.
  • Trina
    Love it.One of my kids always throws a fit when things don’t go his way. So this book was a nice reminder for him not to throw a fit. I am making him read this every time he throws a fit.
  • Emma Clark
    This book is about Melvin, who throws a fit after he doesn't get what he wants. it is a great story to show young children, teaching the lesson that you can't always get what you want and you have to deal with it without getting mad or yelling.
  • Sam Trujillo Jr
    My Pre-K class is going to LOVE Melvin:)Great book. Fun illustrations. I will be looking for more books from this author. Instant classroom classic. Can't wait to share it with them!
  • Elizabeth
    A Big Hit and No FitMy little one loved this book for his bedtime story. The illustrations are adorable, and I love the lesson. It’s one that bears repeating with a five-year-old in the home.
  • Elizabeth Francis
    This book has an easy flow and nice story to tell.This book has an easy flow and nice story to tell. My daughter has been having fits recently and this book helps her realize that she is acting silly.
  • Tabatha Hickson
    Great Book! From my son's opinion, "I like the book." He really enjoyed this book. The illustrations go along perfectly. My son has been reading for about a year now. Struggled with the long words but was able to finish the book. Good book for small kids.