No Thanks, but I'd Love to Dance: Choosing to Live Smoke Freeby Jackie Reimer
Conveying a positive, nonjudgmental message to children, this tale provides techniques for empowering them to refuse offers of tobacco in pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Belle, an exuberant six-year-old, and her beloved Grandma Bee share a great love for dancing. As a result of tobacco use earlier in her life, Grandma Bee must now use an oxygen tank to
Conveying a positive, nonjudgmental message to children, this tale provides techniques for empowering them to refuse offers of tobacco in pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Belle, an exuberant six-year-old, and her beloved Grandma Bee share a great love for dancing. As a result of tobacco use earlier in her life, Grandma Bee must now use an oxygen tank to assist in her breathing. Observant Belle, who cannot imagine life without dancing, consciously makes the lifelong choice to dance instead of smoke.
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No Thanks, but I'd Love to Dance
Choosing to Live Smoke Free
By Jackie Reimer
American Cancer SocietyCopyright © 2010 American Cancer Society
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There once was a six-year-old girl named Annabelle. Everyone called her Belle.
Belle had a nice family and lots of friends, but her very best friend in the whole world was her Grandma Bee.
Belle and Grandma Bee did some very cool things together. They danced, which was Belle's favorite.
They played video games, which was Grandma Bee's favorite.
They even played office together. Belle would seal the letters and put stamps on Grandma Bee's mail that needed to go to the post office.
Grandma Bee lived near Belle's house, so they spent almost every day together.
They had awesome tea parties with Grandma Bee's dog, Molly.
They drank real tea, had real cookies, and they even had real dog biscuits for Molly — that was Molly's favorite.
They were super-duper friends of the very best kind.
One day when Grandma Bee and Belle were dancing, Grandma said, "Belle, I'm pooped. I have to sit down and rest."
Belle wondered why Grandma Bee was so tired.
Grandma Bee's doctor had told her that she was not getting enough oxygen from the air she breathed. He said she would need a tank filled with oxygen to help her breathe.
Grandma Bee explained to Belle that there is a gas in the air called oxygen. Our lungs take in oxygen when we breathe.
Oxygen gives our bodies what they need to turn food into energy, to keep our hearts beating, our brains thinking, and our bodies moving.
Excerpted from No Thanks, but I'd Love to Dance by Jackie Reimer. Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society. Excerpted by permission of American Cancer Society.
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Jackie Reimer is a writer. She lives in San Diego, California.
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