Three-year-old Luna loves to spend time with her big brother, Asher, and she wants to do everything he does. But when these siblings sit down to draw pictures together, Luna is overcome with jealousy because she can’t do everything he can do. When she reacts in anger, Asher is sad and doesn’t want to color with her anymore. How can she make things right again? With Mommy’s help, Luna learns how to deal with her emotions and make amends for hurting her brother’s feelings.
Toddlers ages 3-5 will love this sweet and relatable children’s picture book, whether they’re familiar with sibling rivalry or are just learning to share and cooperate at daycare or preschool. Stories like this one are an excellent way to teach kids how to apologize, and how to take responsibility for their actions in a way that’s fun!
Parents and teachers will appreciate the valuable early learning lesson in compassion. Kindness and empathy for others is one of the most important social skills required to form lasting friendships in preparation for school life, making “Start With Sorry” a must-have on any bookshelf.
Reading about the facts of life is part of growing up, as values are learned not just through real-life situations, but also by reading about basic concepts in fiction. Good manners include not just saying “please” and “thank you,” but also knowing how to apologize, not just with words, but with actions that demonstrate that the apology is meaningful.
Give “Start With Sorry” a try and take your child on a fun journey with Luna and Asher while building a foundation of virtues and morals that they’ll need in preschool, kindergarten and beyond. It’s available as paperback and hardcover books.
About the Author
Gohkan Bas is a professional illustrator who has created illustrations and other artwork for children?s books, educational books, t-shirts, and even keepsakes such as decorative clocks. He works in mixed media including digital and traditional forms. Gohkan teamed up with P.T. Finch to create the kids? picture book, ?Start With Sorry? with illustrations that combined digital background images and characters with kids? drawings produced using traditional wax crayons.
In addition to editing children's books for Literary Mango and other companies, Jody Mullen is a soprano singer from New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she won the Ethel Stone LeFrak Prize in Music for her senior recital of American Songbook literature by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Loesser, Sondheim, and others. She spent two seasons performing with the critically acclaimed NYC-based young artist program dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, where her roles included Papagena and Erste Knabe in Die Zauberfloete, for which Meche Kroop of The Opera Insider praised her "fine harmonizing."