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Don't Behave Like You Live in a Caveby Elizabeth Verdick, Steve Mark
Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach kids how to make smarter choices about how they behave at home and at school so they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves and their choices, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. Better behavior isn’t just about making adults happy: it means selfcontrol, awareness, and… See more details below
Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach kids how to make smarter choices about how they behave at home and at school so they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves and their choices, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. Better behavior isn’t just about making adults happy: it means selfcontrol, awareness, and a positive outlook, so things go better for kids. Lighthearted yet supportive and frank, this book helps readers learn to make thoughtful, deliberate, positive behavior decisions. Behavior issues addressed include small ones, like talking or blurting out in class, as well as bigger ones, such as fighting.
Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave is the latest addition to the award-winning Laugh & Learn™ series.
An upbeat self-help book for elementary-school students lacking in self-control or having trouble with their social skills. Colorful, shiny pages filled with text boxes, speech bubbles and lists give unimaginative hints like, "treat others the way you'd like to be treated" and "relax" and "think before you speak." The first half of the book encourages youngsters not to act like "cave boys and girls" (apparently, cave kids were thoughtless, rude, wedgie-delivering folks), but the second half drops this conceit and reads like a traditional self-help volume, complete with lists of goals, rewards charts and behavior contracts. Humorous cartoon illustrations help keep the tone light and nonjudgmental. The advice is sound, but some of the mnemonics (5GG4BB = Five great goals for better behavior) are confusing. It's hard to imagine a child who will actively choose this, but teachers and parents who are struggling with a child with these issues might be drawn to it. This would be best if used in a therapeutic context where child and teacher, parent or therapist could discuss the contents together. (note to parents and caregivers, index) (Nonfiction. 7-13)
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is a children’s book writer and editor. She has authored and coauthored many books, including several in the Laugh & Learn series (Dude, That’s Rude!; See You Later, Procrastinator!; How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger; Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!; True or False? Tests Stink!; Siblings), as well as Words Are Not for Hurting, Germs Are Not for Sharing, Bye-Bye Time, Manners Time, and many more. Elizabeth lives in Woodbury, Minnesota, with her husband and their two children.
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