When a friend explains to RJ the proper technique for kicking a soccer ball, RJ gets upset and stumbles for a snappy comeback. When another friend compliments RJ for blowing a huge bubble gum bubble, RJ is left speechless. It doesn't matter if he hears compliments or constructive feedback, RJ's never sure how to respond. His words swim around in his head until he says something ungrateful… if he bothers to say anything at all. With guidance from his family, however, RJ learns the value of properly accepting praise and compliments from others. They also teach him about positive and negative feedback, and help him understand why feedback, even when it's difficult to accept, is information he can use to become a better person. RJ's story also is available as an audio book with an accompanying CD, read by the author. The CD includes two tracks, the first features the text only, while the second track has cues on when to turn the page for young children just learning to read. Thanks for the Feedback is the sixth installment in award-winning author Julia Cook's highly successful BEST ME I Can Be! series that teaches children important social skills so they can thrive in their relationships at home and school. JULIA COOK is a former teacher and school counselor who has written more than forty books on behavior and health for children. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behavior skills. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by The National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards.
About the Author
KELSEY DE WEERD is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Los Angeles.