Be Proud: Talking with Trees Book 1

Be Proud: Talking with Trees Book 1


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, August 28


A warm, engaging story about honesty and growing from mistakes.

A boy sneaks off to play his game player when mom told him not to. He figures that as long as he doesn't get caught, he's not lying, right? A wise old tree steps in to help the boy learn that truly being honest is about more than just not speaking lies. If you have to sneak around because you know something is wrong, that's a kind of dishonesty too. And it doesn't feel good on the inside.

With heartwarming wisdom, the tree shows the boy how to listen to his conscience ("...that voice in your head and feeling in your heart that tells you if something is right or wrong, even when no one is looking") and helps him learn how to forgive and grow from his mistakes.

With lessons on honesty, conscience, and forgiveness, Be Proud helps children learn that honesty counts in both your actions and your words. And the book teaches children to listen to their conscience, so they can feel the true reward of making good choices-that feeling of pride for having done the right thing, even when it's hard. The story encourages a growth mindset as it shows children how we all learn and grow through perseverance.

Find free printable poster, worksheets, and lesson plans at . Be Proud is Book 1 in the Talking with Trees Series, books and teaching resources that engage children emotionally, helping them learn how to use their hearts and minds to guide them toward building good character traits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467921909
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 621,514
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Colleen will tell you that having four kids is great because you can say things like, "It is not ok to roast marshmallows over my scented candle," and because they are a never-ending supply of material for books.

After 15 years in marketing and freelance writing, Colleen first turned to children's book writing as a project to raise money for a foster home in Beijing, China, where her family was living at the time. Super Easy Storytelling, her first children's book (written with her daughter), is about how to tell stories together on the fly- which was the family's way of calming the chaos that comes with four kids in a car, restaurant, or really anyplace they needed to behave.

The Talking with Trees series is thanks to the kids as well. Colleen wrote the series based on real experiences with tearful children facing the tough business of growing up into good people.

Colleen and her husband live in California with a houseful.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews