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Too Nice

Too Nice

Too Nice

Too Nice

Paperback(New Edition)



Fourth grade started off on the wrong foot...

"You're too nice," says Amy's best friend, Kate. Amy's not sure what "too nice" means, but she sure knows how it feels: rotten. She's tired of giving her things away, tired of getting stuck with the jobs nobody wants, and tired of feeling angry and sad. But with a little help and practice, she starts learning how to be friendly yet take care of herself at the same time. Soon she discovers that when she stops being "Too Nice Amy," everyone is happier, including Amy!

Includes a Dear Reader introduction. There are downloadable activities available at

Many kids are just like Amy in this book. Even I was just like Amy when I was her age. Kids sometimes think that if they don't do what other people ask, then others won't like them anymore or will get mad. But as Amy discovers (and you have probably noticed in your own life), it just isn't possible to please everybody. It may even seem that the more you try, the more other people get annoyed at you or take advantage of you. And you end up feeling sad, angry, resentful, or just plain tired.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557989185
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marge Pellegrino's writing for children of all ages includes the books Too NiceMy Grandma's the Mayor and I Don't Have an Uncle Phil Anymore from Magination Press. With more than 100 published articles in regional and national magazines and in anthologies including Cup of Comfort for Women, she facilitates workshops for school, agency and community organizations, and is on the artist roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Visit her at

Bonnie Matthews is the illustrator numerous books for children, including What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More and What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep. She lives in Baltimore. Visit her at and follow her on Instagram: @bonnie_matthews_illustration.

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