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Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales
     

Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales

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by Jeanie Franz Ransom, Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator)
 

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With humor and exuberance, a compassionate problem-solving teacher shows classmate piglets who squeal incessantly on each other how to know when to tell and when to solve conflicts themselves. Includes Note to Parents and Teachers. Full-color illustrations.

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With humor and exuberance, a compassionate problem-solving teacher shows classmate piglets who squeal incessantly on each other how to know when to tell and when to solve conflicts themselves. Includes Note to Parents and Teachers. Full-color illustrations.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2
The piggies in Mrs. McNeal's class learn the difference between tattling and informing an adult in an emergency. After enduring a morning of students "squealing" on one another, the teacher explains that kids should try to work out their kid-sized problems themselves, but they should seek help when a more serious situation arises. When Mrs. M. falls down, the children take the appropriate action and call for help. Although the plot is contrived and the ending abrupt, readers will recognize the familiar-sounding accusations. The brightly colored cartoons are on target and add a touch of humor to the didactic text. A concluding note discusses common reasons why children tattle as well as ways to turn these episodes into teachable moments by using problem-solving skills. This book may be helpful for teachers and parents who need to deal with this particular nuisance.
—Martha SimpsonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591472407
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
45,244
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for every 1st grade classroom. Our new moto is "Don't squeal unless it's a big deal!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my first grade students shared this book with my class. The students loved it! It is very entertaining as well as a good example of when it's important to tattle.