I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children about Self-Esteem

I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children about Self-Esteem

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I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children about Self-Esteem by Marcella Bakur Weiner, Jill Neimark, JoAnn Adinolfi

Toodles is a turkey who despises the sound of her "gobble gobble," her spindly legs, and her brown feathers. She just doesn't like herself at all! So she goes in search of a new voice, thinking it will bring her happiness. In this goofy, fun-filled quest, Toodles discovers that she's just the way she's meant to be, "gobble gobble" and all. Kids will identify with Toodles' struggle with insecurity. I Want Your Moo is a silly and funny lesson in self-acceptance and self-esteem. And it's perfect to read aloud to kids! This new edition contains playful illustrations and a Note to Parents, written by the authors, that provides practical ways to help parents help their kids feel great about themselves!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433805523
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 562,692
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Marcella Bakur Weiner, EdD, PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and professor adjunct at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is also president of the Mapleton-Midwood Community Mental Health Center and was chief staff psychologist at the Park Slope Children's Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Weiner has authored twenty-four books and seventy-five journal articles, and she has been interviewed for numerous national television shows, radio talk shows, and magazine articles.

Jill Neimark is an author and science journalist. Her credits include the novel Bloodsong, which was a Book of the Month Club selection and published in five countries. Neimark's most recent book, coauthored with bioethicist Stephen Post, PhD, is Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, was awarded the Kama Prize in Medical Humanities by World Literacy Canada in 2008. She is currently working on a middle-grade children's novel, Pi Girl, to be published in early 2010.

JoAnn Adinolfi was born in New York City, on Staten Island. She is the author-illustrator of Tina's Diner and is the illustrator of Halloween Hoots and Howls and The Perfect Thanksgiving, among dozens of other children's books. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

What People are Saying About This

Herbert M. Citrin

This delightful, humorous book can serve both as an early reader for all children and as a learning tool for special needs children. Children will laugh out loud while they learn. It undoubtedly should be in every child's library. (Herbert M. Citrin Executive Director, East River Child Development Center, New York City)

Terry Steinberg

As an educator for 25 years, it is refreshing and encouraging to read a story that enables us to laugh along with our children...I Want Your Moo enables you and your child to share a smile, while you explore the sensitive issue of self—acceptance. (Terry Steinberg Performing Arts Director, Grades Pre K׮th Community School District #22, Brooklyn, NY)

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