“Be proactive” with the 7 Oaks gang in this first picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.
Pokey is getting teased by Biff because of his quills. At first, Pokey is upset, but soon he realizes that his quills make him who he is, and he would never want to change that!
Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the first habit of happy kids: “Be Proactive.” This story encourages children to always be in control of their own life and not let others determine how they should feel.
About the Author
Sean Covey is Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has written several books, including The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been translated into twenty languages and sold over five million copies worldwide.
Stacy Curtis is the illustrator of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids series by Sean Covey. He lives with his wife and dog in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like the fact that Just The Way I Am was a reminder to kids and parents about Habit 1- "Be Proactive: You're in Charge". The illustrations are cute, just like When I Grow Up, also by Sean Covey, but the "Parent's Corner" at the end sounds a little condescending. The shift from the kid genre to adult isn't smooth. I do, however, like the message here and think that the main ideas and concepts are good reminders, to everyone, of core values.