Have you ever noticed how pirates use a spyglass to focus in on other ships or land in the distance? While they focus in on small things in the distance, they miss seeing other things around them. Sometimes they miss having fun. Sometimes they miss the beautiful treasure they already have!

Just like a pirate using a spyglass, kids may focus in on one thing that they want, and not notice all the good things they already have. If you're a kid who thinks "it's not fair," this book is for you!

What to Do When It's Not Fair guides children and their parents through the difficult emotions of envy and jealousy using strategies and techniques based on cognitive–behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with envy — so they can sail the high seas with pleasure!

This book is part of the Magination Press What-to-Do Guides for Kids® series

About the Authors
Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, and Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland, each with over thirty years of experience in private practice working with children and parents.
About the Illustrator
David Thompson lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters. A third-generation artist, he can't remember a time when he didn't draw.
Reviews & Awards
  • Gold Medal, 2013 Mom's Choice Awards

The black-and-white illustrations and spot-on text in the thought and speech bubbles combine to create an appealing volume. The author successfully incorporates examples that will ring true with the intended audience, making this book valuable for home and school use.
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