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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten:  Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
Author: Robert Fulghum
ISBN-13: 9780804105262
ISBN-10: 080410526X
Publication Date: 10/30/1989
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 266 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Robert Fulghum's wit and warm humor make this book a joy to read. I like that his essays are short and poignant, allowing even the busiest person a chance to sit back and reflect on the beautiful simplicities of the good things in life.

I already have two copies, so I posted one here. This is one you'll want to keep and read again and again.
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Helpful Score: 4
Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum...

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School.
These are the things I learned:
Share everything
Play fair
Don't hit people
Put things backs where you found them
Clean up your own mess
Don't take things that aren't yours
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody
And much, much more!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very thoughtful book on the things you learn as a young child carry throughout your lifetime. As I taught Kindergarten, it helped me as a teacher to have a better understanding of what I needed to be passing on to my students.
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Helpful Score: 2
A modern classic, and a phenomenal bestseller, this simple collection of thoughts and gentle opinion has struck a deep chord in readers all over the world. Observing our times in his unique way, Robert Fulghum has tapped into the community that we all share and tells us something about ourselves and how to be the best we are capable of. He reminds us to share, clean up our own mess, take a nap every afternoon, and to be aware of wonder.
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Helpful Score: 1
Several members of my first grade class really took the title of this book to heart.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you want to smile and even laugh outloud some of the time, this is the book to do it with.
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This is a great little book to carry in your purse and take out when you have a few minutes to smile.
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Wisdom with a good dose of fun.
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A light-hearted approach to life in general, but with some good philosphy and advice.
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Easy and quick to read. Like it says: "Uncommon thoughts on common things."
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Fulghum makes life sounds so simple and so funny.
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Fun to read - really hits home. Good book.
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Keep life simple, makes you smile
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Great Book! Great inspiring and funny outlook!
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A classic that everyone must read before they "grow up"
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This is such an endearing book that you'll want to visit it time and time again. It makes you nostalgic for times when life was simple, and actually is a good choice for young adults or perhaps high school grads, who are just about to embark on their life journey. It's a good reminder of all that is good in people.
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Inspiring, easy-to-read, great for people interested in simple and happy living.
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Great book for graduates. The basic facts of life.
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In a world that seems to become more and more complex, the simplicity of the thoughts expressed in this small book are particularly enjoyable.
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Funny stuff. As with all the really good comedians, Mr. Fulghum finds humor in everyday things.
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Amusing stories and anecdotes about every day life.
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Charming book, quick read. i like the "essays" format.
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Pretty good. Humorous too.
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I had to read this for summer reading in high school. I really enjoyed it.

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned:

Share everything

Play fair

Dont hit people

Put things back where you found them

Clean up your own mess

Dont take things that arent yours

Say your sorry when you hurt somebody

Wash your hands before you eat

Flush

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you

Live a balenced life --learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work everyday some

Take a nap every afternoon

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together

Be aware of wonder
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This is a wonderful book about what is truly important in life. It reminds us to live each moment and think about the little things that make the world so great.
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Robert Fulgham's bestseller account of life lessons and simple messages. Refreshing and fun to read.
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How true this book is
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Funny how a book can appeal to young and old and every walk of life.
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Great follow up to his previous "All I Really Need to Know..." book.
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Down-to-earth advice in easy doses; practical wisdom for living from a reliable veteran writer.
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I could not put this book down. I found it refreshingly insightful and laughed through just about the whole read.
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Cute, funny, good light reading.
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funny and sometimes instructive
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Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life-learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
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it is one of the best books i have read
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Humerous read by Fulghum about everyday events.
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My mother-in-law just raved and raved about this book!
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this is one of my favorites
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This is the tradesize paperback
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Very insightful
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Quick read of vignettes. Truly worth it.
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nonfiction...
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[from Publishers' Weekly via AMAZON] To criticize these random jottings, some of which have appeared in "Dear Abby" columns and Reader's Digest , is perhaps akin to suggesting that the American flag be used as a rag in a carwash. Fulghum, a retired Unitarian minister, does not express uncommon thoughts here: his thoughts are those we all wish were true. The book's tone is set by the title piece, in which the author sets out his credo, ranging from "share everything" to "hold hands and stick together." He goes on to relate stories of a courageous and loving Russian soldier and Mother Teresa.