Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing

Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing

Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing

Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing


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Mom's Choice Award for Children’s Picture Books (Gold)

With the help of her teacher and her mom, Sally learns the rules for being a good winner and a good loser. She learns to say to herself, "I've won if I had fun!"

Sally loves to be first at everything! She is first in line at school. She is first out the door at recess. She is first at dinner finishing her mac 'n' cheese! Unfortunately, Sally dislikes losing and this can lead to hot tempers and hurt feelings. She even gets the nickname "Sally Sore Loser" from her classmates at school.

A Note to Parents is included, with practical tips for teaching children to be good winners and good losers.

From the Note to Parents:

Good sportsmanship and learning how to play well with others are important skills to teach children on and off the field. “Being a good sport” is not an innate skill. Beginning in early childhood, children need to learn how to share, follow rules, handle emotions, try their best, and win and lose with respect, dignity, and graciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433811906
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and the founder and executive director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He received his doctorate from Fordham University in New York City. Since 2010, he has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey’s top kids’ doctors. He is the author of seven other children’s books, including Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing, Don’t Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story about Self-Confidence, A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness and Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip. His books have received gold medals from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards and have won silver medals from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Dr. Sileo speaks across the country and does author visits. Dr. Sileo teaches mindfulness to his patients, and to schools and organizations. Visit Dr. Sileo at and follow him on Twitter: @DrFrankSileo Facebook: @DrFrankSileo

Cary Pillo a Fine Arts and Design graduate from Washington State University, has illustrated many children’s educational materials and children's books, including A Terrible Thing HappenedGentle WillowStriped Shirts and Flowered Pants, and Tibby Tried It. She lives in Seattle. 
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