My Mouth Is a Volcano

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Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him and when he has something to say, his words rumble and grumble in his tummy, they wiggle and jiggle on his tongue, and press firmly against his teeth, right before he ERUPTS (or interrupts). His mouth is a volcano! But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. Told from Louis' perspective, this story takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty ...
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Overview

Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him and when he has something to say, his words rumble and grumble in his tummy, they wiggle and jiggle on his tongue, and press firmly against his teeth, right before he ERUPTS (or interrupts). His mouth is a volcano! But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. Told from Louis' perspective, this story takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to help them manage their rambunctious thoughts and words. Softcover, 32 pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931636919
  • Publisher: National Center For Youth Issues
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 488,745
  • Age range: 4 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

    Louis is a smart kid with a voracious aptitude of unleashing his

    Louis is a smart kid with a voracious aptitude of unleashing his pent-up, repressed thoughts at the most inopportune times.  Whether at school or at home his mind wanders to other things while those around him are speaking. His words start to wiggle, then they jiggle, then his tongue pushes all his important words against his teeth and he erupts....just like a volcano...spewing forth wordage to the entire world. His interruptions often cause him to require time out or be sent to his room.  Then one day Louis has to speak in front of his class and it's there he learns first hand what it feels like to be interrupted and cut-off by his fellow peers right in the middle of his dissertation.  From that day forth he has a new perspective on barging in when someone else is trying to talk. When that happens to him at school he feels those interjecting are very rude and insensitive indeed and stole his moment of fame away from him.




    This book is witty, expressive and a good learning tool to teach children how to control their emotions. The illustrations are amazing, capturing the message of the book perfectly.  The nice thing is that Louis gets a plan from his mom as to how he can implement a simple technique for the future  that will help him focus and not be known as "the great interrupter." This would be a great book to read aloud the first week of school or at bedtime if you have a little "butt-er inner" living in your midst at home.  This is a valuable lesson to teach children (and some adults need this lesson too) regarding respectfully waiting your turn and being respectful of what others are saying. Listening is becoming a lost art in our world and we all need to be reminded to sit quietly, listen up to what others are saying and then, ......it's our turn. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

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    A Mom¿s Choice Awards Recipient!

    This title is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    My Mouth Is Like A Volcano

    This was a funny story of interrupting while others are speaking. It was a positive way to address this behavior. My students could relate to this and I do think they are trying to control their "mouth" now. They don't want to be known as a Volcano.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2007

    Great childrens' book!

    This is a great book about being polite and not interrupting when others are speaking. The illustrations are great, very colorful and fun fonts.

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