5 Books to Promote Good Behavior

Teach your preschooler about patience and sharing with these adorable stories.

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Llama Llama Mad at Mama

By Anna Dewdney


A patient mother llama shows her cranky son that cooperation can make even a boring trip to Shop-O-Rama fun.

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Five Nice Mice

By Chisato Tashiro


After being shut out of a frogs-only concert, the mice decide to put on a show of their own -- and end up making beautiful music with everyone (including the frogs).

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Duck & Goose

By Tad Hills


The title characters have a big fight over a giant egg. When it turns out to be a ball, they learn to play with it together.

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Grumpy Bird

By Jeremy Tankard


Bird is having a bad day until a parade of animal pals follows him around and helps turn his frown upside down.

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The Tale of Pip & Squeak

By Kate Duke


Two mouse brothers with nothing in common work together to throw the best party ever.



Originally published in the March 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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