James Alexander’s nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he discovered that every time he said the word “Gimme”, his hand grew larger. Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said “Please” and “Thank you”, his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share. Gimme-Jimmy has won a 2012 Readers Favorite Silver medal as well as a 2012 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award!
Sherrill gives an overview of the book:
“James Alexander’s nickname was Jim,
But nobody would be friends with him.
No one wanted to play with Jimmy,
For Jim Alexander always said, ‘Gimme’.”
>I am a former teacher and the author of four rhymed children’s stories, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, Santa’s Birthday Gift and The Magic Word and "Gimme-Jimmy" by Sherrill S. Cannon. Six of my children's plays, Have You Seen My...
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