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Children's Nonfiction Emotions & Feelings


Deal with it without bending the rules

by (author) Anne Marie Aikins

illustrated by Steven Murray

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Emotions & Feelings
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 6
  • Reading age: 9 to 11


Rules are all around us -- at school, at home, at the mall, on the soccer field, and even on the street. From the strictest of laws to good manners, formal policies to unspoken customs, everywhere you look there are limits and guidelines to your conduct.
For many young people, following all those rules may seem impossible! Some kids may not see the harm in breaking a rule, but Misconduct: Deal with it without bending the rules explains how it always pays to stop and think. Every citizen must decide if they're going to follow a rule or face the consequences of breaking it. This book demonstrates that young people always have the power to make thoughtful choices, even when a rule seems overly strict or unfair.

About the authors

ANNE MARIE AIKINS has written extensively about social justice issues for a variety of publications for both children and adults. She lives in Toronto.

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STEVEN MURRAY is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator and a graduate of Sheridan College's prestigious Interpretive Illustration program. His unique blend of humour and art has been consistently on display in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post, and The Toronto Star.

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Editorial Reviews

"These three titles [ Misconduct, Rudeness, and Authority are an improvement over the previous titles because they present more complex scenarios, forcing readers to 'think outside the box' and do a little more creative problem-solving."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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