Henry Knows Best!: A Story About Learning From Mistakes and Listening to Others

Henry Knows Best!: A Story About Learning From Mistakes and Listening to Others

Henry Knows Best!: A Story About Learning From Mistakes and Listening to Others

Henry Knows Best!: A Story About Learning From Mistakes and Listening to Others


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A rhyming children's book starring a strong-willed Corgi named Henry that teaches about the value of listening to and learning from others.

Confident Henry thinks that he always knows best. Every morning he wakes up and puffs up his chest and tells those who cross him only he knows the way to solve every problem he'll be faced with that day. But on this particular day, Henry-a strong-willed corgi-learns that thinking he knows best and actually knowing best are two very different things!

Join Henry as he learns that being right isn't always what's best for him-or for those around him. With vivid illustrations and a lovable Corgi puppy on every page, your child will love this rhyming adventure helping Henry to learn from his consequences. And as the adult, you will love the special note to the caregiver that helps you to understand how to use Henry Knows Best! to start meaningful conversations with children about the value that comes from listening to and learning from others.

What Readers Are Saying About Henry Knows Best!

"A Rhyming Conversation-Starter"

"A Must Read for Families and Their Strong Willed Children!"

"Good Book for Parents and Caregivers of Strong-Willed Kiddos!"

"A Nice Social Story Book for Strong Willed Children with Bright Interesting Illustrations"

"An Excellent, Whimsical, and Colorful Book that has been Crafted with Both the Child and Caregiver in mind! What a Great Resource for Those of Us Lucky Enough to Have a Strong-Willed Miniature Beings in Our Lives."

If you are the parent or caregiver of a strong-willed kiddo, this is a good book to own. As you read Henry's story, your little one will be able to relate to how Henry responds to different situations. The conversation between Henry and his mom at the end of the story offers a great launching point to have your own conversations with your little one. The illustrations are super cute, and the rhyming story is fun to read. Emily, the books author, also provides great pointers to parents and caregivers of strong willed kids at the beginning of the book. All in all, a great buy for parents and caregivers of strong-willed kiddos.

- Sumitha, AFineParent.Com

...The book opens with a lovely note to the caregiver providing a gentle reminder about the significance of teaching both consequences and displaying love/affection to all children - especially the strong-willed ones. This story was crafted with love in a non-judgmental way that weaves in the balance of supporting our children in a healthy manner that does not crush their bold and brilliant spirits. It has been a springboard for subtly discussing valuable life lessons and sparked many questions (and possibly some introspection) from our little ones. We will be adding this gem to our regular rotation. Excellent book!

- Parent of 2 Strong-Willed Children

Henry Knows Best is an honest and encouraging look at the natural consequences of doing things your way without considering the thoughts of others. Henry's mom gently reminds him that being a good friend requires compromise and admitting when you've done something wrong. There is always another day to try again!

- Amy, Elementary School Counselor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736744505
Publisher: Beans & Bear Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/20/2021
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 839,949
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who works with children and their parents in play therapy at her counseling practice, and a blogger for parents of strong-willed children. Emily became inspired to write Henry Knows Best! after years of hearing parents of strong-willed children share their stories about their attempts to encourage more cooperative behavior in their child without crushing their child's spirit in the process. Emily used her first-hand experience working with these parents to create a loveable, strong-willed character that children can connect with and learn from to help and support parents of strong-willed children as they try to accomplish this goal. When she's not helping children and their parents, she's at home with her husband, two sons and two corgis. You guessed it...one of them is a strong-willed corgi named Henry!

Denise studied Visual Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a very young age, she participated in various art exhibitions for children. In 2000, she won a painting contest in New York City, which led her to move and live there for 7 years. Her work was exhibited at the Argentine Embassy in New York, Art Gallery 216 in Soho and S.e.e.d. Gallery in Brooklyn. Denise also worked as a set designer and as a mural painter for private clients in Manhattan, The Hamptons and Long Island.In 2007, she left New York City and for 6 years lived in different European cities (Barcelona, Dublin, Paris and London). She held various residencies and exhibitions throughout Europe. In 2008, she published her first graphic novel about her life, "A Custom-Made Map." In 2013, she settled in Barcelona. The birth of her twins inspired her to work as an illustrator for children's books, including: "Babbit & Joan," "Abecedario de Peces Imaginarios," "Dinosaur Devotions" and many more. She currently lives in Barcelona and works worldwide.
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