To Do or Not To Do: Behavioral Books for Kids
Jennifer LB Leese
NOT MY JOB by Ted Lish
you deal with children on a regular basis, you know that a great
kid with not-so-great behavior can unravel even the most patient
grown-up. As a mother of three children, I understand; however,
I didn't always. The "Ugly Discipline Mommy Monster" had
to show up more than she wanted to, usually during the most inconvenient
times. Needing a new approach to dealing with my children, I had
to find children's books to help them, and me.
wants to take out the trash in IT'S NOT MY JOB
by Ted Lish, published by Munchweiler Press (munchweilerpress.com).
After moving into their new home, the mother purchases beautiful
trashcans and places one in each room. But what good is a trashcan
when no one wants to empty it? Needless to say, the trashcans quickly
begin to overflow and, as the weeks go by, start to spill onto the
floor. When an emergency occurs, everyone decides to work together
to clean up the house and find what they have lost. Children of
all ages will enjoy this book while learning an important lesson
about cleaning up after themselves.
Charles Vald's CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
you ever actually tried to teach an old dog new tricks? Well, Alison
does just that in Charles Vald's CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG
NEW TRICKS published by Writers-Exchange EPublishing
(writers-exchange.com/epublishing). Though Tony the dog isn't interested
in learning; Alison doesn't give up. Vald's story is inspirational,
teaching children perseverance and that looks can be deceiving.
available from this publisher is CHIP'S SHARING DAY
by Linda Derkez. Chip doesn't like to share anything of his, but
in this delightful book, he learns that being “kind and nice
and fair” will take him much further than being selfish. Parents
will enjoy reading this charming picture book to their children,
while reaping the benefits of having their kids learn the consequences
of not sharing.
MORE GOOSEBERRY PIE by
about doing something that you know you'll get in trouble for later?
Joel, his brother Ricky and his cousin, Lisa, find themselves in
that predicament in WATCH OUT FOR JOEL: LONG SHOT
by Sigmund Brouwer. After hitting a bull in the head with a rock
fired from their giant slingshot, the kids face the predicament
of deciding whether to lie about it. Find out by getting this book
from Bethany Backyard (bethanyhouse.com).
book on the subject of lying is NO MORE GOOSEBERRY PIE
by Dorothy Thompson. When the smell of gooseberry pies cooling on
the windowsill becomes too much for one little boy to bear, he absconds
with them to his own private feast. Suffering the inevitable tummy
ache later, he denies the theft nonetheless; young readers vicariously
learning the pitfalls of trying to lie your way out of a sticky