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Peppy Pals: Gabby Doesn’t Like Competing Gabby Doesn’t Like Competing

Peppy Pals: Gabby Doesn’t Like Competing

Sammy, Reggy and Gabby are playing basketball. Gabby, who has never played before, wants to try but finds it much more difficult than anticipated. This book is about trying new things, dealing with setbacks and teamwork.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: friendship, Helping, Social Emotional

Discussion Questions

  • Sammy and Reggy are good at playing basketball. Gabby has never tried it before. How do you thinkGabby feels before the first throw
  • Gabby failed to get the ball in the basket. What did the friends find out about Gabby instead?
  • How do you feel when you want to try something you have never done before?
  • What do you think it takes to be good at something? Does being good at something make you like it more?
  • How does it feel to be good at something? How does it feel to be not so good at something? 
  • Gabby felt like it was a competition and got nervous when she saw how good Sammy and Reggy were. How do you feel about competitions?
  • What do you do when you want to encourage a friend to try something new?   
  • Sammy and Reggy help Gabby make the basket. How do you think Gabby feels when the friends help?
  • Is everyone good at the same things? Why/Why not? Talk about how different skills and/or advantages and disadvantages can make us good at different things.


Unexpected - surprising, not expected
Disadvantage - an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness
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