I'm Never, Ever Wrong... but Sometimes I Can Be!

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In this humorous picture book, "I'm Never, Ever Wrong . . . but Sometimes I Can Be!" by Deborah Schneider Kraut, Sophie Sage believes that she is never, ever wrong. But one day, when Sophie participates in her school's "Guessing Game," she suddenly forgets what she had planned to say. Sophie is humiliated in front of her classmates and races to her seat. She never wants to participate in anything again. Fortunately, Sophie's beloved "Gramps" helps Sophie learn that it's okay to make mistakes, especially if she ...
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Overview

In this humorous picture book, "I'm Never, Ever Wrong . . . but Sometimes I Can Be!" by Deborah Schneider Kraut, Sophie Sage believes that she is never, ever wrong. But one day, when Sophie participates in her school's "Guessing Game," she suddenly forgets what she had planned to say. Sophie is humiliated in front of her classmates and races to her seat. She never wants to participate in anything again. Fortunately, Sophie's beloved "Gramps" helps Sophie learn that it's okay to make mistakes, especially if she tries to correct them on her next turn. In fact, as Gramps tells Sophie, "overcoming your mistakes is bound to make you strong. " This book addresses the problems young children face when feeling pressured to be perfect. It teaches children that mistakes are natural and, even helpful, especially when used as opportunities to learn and grow stronger. "I'm Never, Ever Wrong . . . but Sometimes I Can Be!" is the first in a series of picture books designed to teach valuable life lessons. They include learning from mistakes, sharing and compromise, and communicating one's needs with confidence. The author, a Professor of Communication Studies at Santa Monica College, hopes that as parents and children read these humorous tales together, children will gain important skills in interpersonal communication.

Praise for "I'm Never, Ever Wrong . . . but Sometimes I Can Be!"

"The message-that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK to be wrong once in a while-will be clear even to younger children, making the book a great teaching tool for parents or teachers dealing with issues of self-esteem and confidence in children. Modern, colorful illustrations and a fun tale ensure that this message never becomes too preachy."
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Kirkus Reviews
A rhyming picture book that deals with self-esteem in children. Kraut's debut introduces Sophie Sage, a young girl unfamiliar with failure. She aces spelling tests and wins every game she plays, but things change when she gets up in front of her class during their regular guessing game. Sophie has a memory lapse and forgets the name of the president whose picture she's holding. Embarrassed, Sophie suddenly stops volunteering answers in school. An assignment to give a scary speech for Halloween leaves Sophie dreading having to speak in front of her class again. When Grandfather notices a change in behavior, he asks her what's wrong. Sophie breaks down in tears, telling him everything. He shares a story about a time he did poorly on a geography test and explains that no one is right all the time. Once Sophie learns that it's OK to make mistakes, she gains the confidence to give the Halloween speech; she doesn't even worry about the few mistakes she makes while giving it. Vibrant, cartoonlike illustrations animate the text, which is a nice length for a read-aloud book. Though short enough for beginning readers, there are some words that will challenge their skills. While the rhyming text helps the story to move along at a quick pace, at times the forced rhymes sound a bit clunky. The message--that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK to be wrong once in a while--will be clear even to younger children, making the book a great teaching tool for parents or teachers dealing with issues of self-esteem and confidence in children. Modern, colorful illustrations and a fun tale ensure that this message never becomes too preachy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469931128
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,111,198
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Schneider Kraut is a Professor of Communication Studies at Santa Monica College where she teaches courses in interpersonal communication, oral interpretation of multi-cultural literature, and public speaking. She also taught at the City College of New York, CUNY, where she earned a BA in Speech Therapy and an MA in Speech at The City College's School of Education. "I'm Never, Ever Wrong . . . but Sometimes I Can Be!" is the first in a series of picture books designed to teach young children valuable life lessons. They include learning from mistakes, sharing and compromise, and communicating one's needs with confidence. As the parent and child read these humorous tales together, Deborah hopes that children will gain important skills in interpersonal communication. Deborah lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband. She can be contacted at: deborahkraut@gmail.com.
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