Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing

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K-Gr 3—Sally hates to lose; she hogs the ball, bosses her teammates, and takes the fun out of playing any game with her. One day after a particularly bad outburst, her classmates dub her "Sally Sore Loser," which upsets her. Mr. Taylor, her sage teacher, gives her some advice by outlining the eight rules of being a good sport. Sally learns that she needs to be polite and encourage her teammates, know the rules and try her best without showing off, keep her temper, and, most importantly, have fun. When she goes home, her mother reinforces the lesson with the catchy phrase, "I've won if I had fun." Sally takes this message to heart and is a great sport the next day at recess, even when her team loses. Expressive, cartoon-style watercolor illustrations support the text well. The parent/teacher material in the back reminds adults that modeling good sportsmanship is just as important as teaching it to children. Useful for group and individual discussion.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433811906
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 231,636
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Posted December 13, 2012

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    Sally Sore Loser is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice

    Sally Sore Loser is a 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 PBS’s 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    THIS BOOK IS A WINNER!!!! I recently bought this book for my chi

    I recently bought this book for my child who tends to be both a sore loser and sore winner. This book does an excellent job of explaining both to kids. The illustrations are bright and engaging and the text is written in an understandable, kid-friendly way. As a parent, I loved the helpful and practical suggestions Dr. Sileo provided in the special Note to Parents section. I think every kid and parent should read this together and discuss the importance of being a good sport. I bought one for myself, one for my child's coach and one for the school library. Highly recommend!!

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