Bad Case of Tattle Tongueby Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla
No one likes "Josh the Tattler" because he tattles way too much. He tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog! But one night he wakes up to find his tongue is very long, yellow, and covered in bright purple spots. Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue help him learn the difference between tattling and telling? This book gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities. Softcover, 32 pages.
- National Center For Youth Issues
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- 8.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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This book was a great addition to my classroom library. It helped to stop the tattling that was going on constantly. We read the book as a group and then posted the rules for tattling. As soon as someone comes over to tattle , I ask 2 simple questions - 1. are you or someone else being hurt? 2. are you tattling to get someone in trouble? This has stopped 95% of the tattling going on in the classroom! I highly recommend it. It is a great addition to a classroom library!
As an elementary school counselor, I have used this book for classroom guidance lessons. The children are engaged by it and it does a fantastic job of explaining the difference between warning and tattling. The only thing I would have added to the book is clarification that warnings should also include when a person's property is stolen or ruined.
I can't wait to read this to my first grade class-I have several that are just like the main character. The explanation of the difference between tattling and warning is child friendly.