Lester, Helen. Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Pookins Gets Her Way… A Story About Being Considerate. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1987. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-544-32406-0. Unp. Ages 4-8. P8/Q8
Pookins is spoiled little girl. She does terrible things like throwing food and making messes. She goes on a walk and runs into a magic gnome who grants her three wishes. She wants to turn into a flower and then she realizes she can’t throw apples or yell if she is a flower. She has to agree with the gnome to put all her bad behaviors in his magic hat then he will let her out of the flower pot. This is one of other books that teach good manners to young children. There is also a website for more resources with downloadable audio which could make for a fun story time. Hmhbooks.com/laughlonglessons.
December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.