One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day

One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day


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Squirrel is rushing along a tree limb when she trips, losing all her acorns into the rushing water of the river below. Angry and frustrated, she doesn't know what to do. Her good friend, Rabbit, lends both a sympathetic ear as well as a solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947118225
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in... that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

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One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JennieR More than 1 year ago
This sweet book helps children understand that when a situation makes them sad or they have a problem just how to put everything into perspective as to how important or severe it may actually be. Squirrel has dropped his armload of acorns and is devastated – but his friends help him learn a balance of how some things are not as bad as they seem. This is a great book to add to your library or home collection and I can see how it would make for some great discussions with a class or at story time.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Poor squirrel tripped and lost all of her acorns. Her forest friends help her see that it might not as bad as she thinks. I’ve had lots of days like Squirrel’s. Things don’t go according to plan and I let it ruin my whole day. I remember my mother saying to count to ten and calm down, things weren’t as bad as I thought they were. I thought it was clever and fun to see Squirrel’s friends make a game of it and give examples of their bad days and how they rated from 1 to 10 how bad they were or weren’t. And each example has some fun, colorful illustrations. I think this is a good teaching tool along with a fun adventure. Children will learn about counting, coping, and have fun looking at the pretty pictures.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day by Carole P. Roman is a cute children's book that teaches kids to put their problems in prospective. Sounds like a big order for little kids but the way she does it with this delightful, and colorful book. There are cute little animals describing their problems and putting a number, 1-10, of how much of a problem it was for them. All putting things in prospective without even knowing it. Cute book and a good way for them to learn early.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Squirrel's day began well but soon it went all wrong. He's frustrated and unhappy. Squirrel's friend Rabbit tries to help him feel better. Rabbit gives Squirrel and their friends a way to find out how bad the situation is. They decide their are many ways to look at what's happened. Well written and fun characters make this book so sweet. I love the idea of giving a child a way to release their frustration. It's really a fun way to defuse any child's anger. This is one you need in your library. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a terrific way to teach your child to calm themselves. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite One to Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day is a fun storybook for children, as well as providing a coping mechanism for learning to deal with problems. Ranking a problem on a scale of one to 10 will help them to understand that bad things happen and, when you compare them to other problems, maybe some of them aren’t that bad. This educational children’s book by Carole Roman will help children to understand their problems and to realize that maybe some problems are small—less than 5 on the scale—and shouldn’t bother them at all. One to Ten is a wonderful story of Rabbit explaining to Squirrel how the ranking system helped him to cope when trouble happens. Squirrel was feeling sad when he dropped his acorns into the stream, but with Rabbit’s trick, he doesn’t feel so bad. Rabbit shares some examples of problems that happened recently and demonstrates to Squirrel how to rank those examples. Rabbit also explained how sometimes good things come from problems. In the end, losing some acorns in the water doesn’t seem as bad when you rank it on a scale of one to ten. I think parents and children will find this story entertaining and educational. The beautiful watercolor illustrations by Mateya Arkova are well done and add so much to the story. The use of tones and shadows is very effective for children’s book illustrations. I like the divided page technique used on some pages, just like a graphic novel. I also liked the talk bubbles with shadows like a comic book and the fun, whimsical drawings of animals dancing or cheering.
Lynn-MI More than 1 year ago
A great way of helping children to understand their everyday problems, some little and some huge --- the illustrations were delightful --- could help a lot of adults also! The illustrations were just lovely and should really help all little kids as they encounter problems!
annelr More than 1 year ago
One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day, by award-winning author Carol P Roman, is an enchanting story sure to delight young children. Illustrator Mateya Arkova beautifully portrays the story with bright colors and cartoonish pictures of the forest and squirrel's animal friends. Youngsters will learn how to look at a problem in a different light as the story of squirrel's bad day at losing his acorns turns into an acorn gathering party. Using examples of other animals, like Froggy, Little Fox and Hammy, the author shows how sometimes problems are not as bad as we might first think. An adorable book to begin teaching children to take time to solve problems instead of getting angry and frustrated about them. I received a copy of the book from the author. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
This is a cute little book with beautiful water color illustrations. A great teaching tool for children. Squirrel is having a good day with an armful of collected acorns until she trips and loses them in the water below. Rabbit comes along and talks to squirrel about rating her feelings from one to ten. How bad is it really? Several other critters come along with different perspectives. After evaluating some things that happen they realize that they aren't really that bad after all. Bad things happen but they can be turned around for good. When children get frustrated it will give them a chance to vent their feelings with a number system and then talk it out. Maybe they will discover that it's not so bad after all. I received this book from the author in a contest and was not required to give a review, positive or otherwise.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day by Carole P. Roman illustrated by Mateya Arkova is a new children's picture book that teaches young children how to cope with bad days and life's disappointments. The brightly textured watercolor art by Arkova is inviting for children of all ages. The animated characters and their friendly, and sincere personalities will draw in the young readers and they follow along. This story addresses common challenges little ones face- cancelled plans, bad weather, embarrassment, bad grades, divorced parents and the loss of a beloved pet- to name a few. Using a technique to relieve stress and to decrease anxiety, squirrel learns a new coping technique based on numbering the problem on a one to ten scale. The story ends with a few wise words that will have a lasting impact on children of all ages. "In the event that something happens, and you feel your world fly apart, recall this conversation; remember the one to ten chart.... Once you give it a number... the problem doesn't feel so big, and somehow you'll know what to do." (Roman, 2016) Parents can use this story with their children as a springboard to address life problems and situations. Once again, Carole P. Roman shows her versatility as a children's writer.