I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!: My Story about Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! Volume 2 (Best Me I Can Be) (Paperback)

I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!: My Story about Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! Volume 2 (Best Me I Can Be) By Julia Cook, Kelsey de Weerd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Cook, Kelsey de Weerd (Illustrator)
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Put an end to arguing or negotiating with youngsters by teaching them how to accept "No" for an answer. Instead of wheedling or pleading, teach them how to disagree appropriately. The steps for each skill are easy to remember with the simple rhymes presented in the story.

"No" is RJ's least favorite word... and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn "No" into "Maybe" or "We'll see" or "Later" or "I'll think about it." Even though he doesn't have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's Say YES to NO Club.

If RJ can learn how to accept "No" for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way

Learning to accept no for an answer and how to disagree the right way is difficult for most children (and adults, too ). Using her hallmark humor, selective rhyming, and relatable examples, award-winning author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers learn life skills we all need

This storybook is the second in Julia Cook's Best Me I Can Be book series, which teaches students that socials skills can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model(R) that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting(R) program. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach children to accept "No" for an answer, respond appropriately to others, and how to disagree properly are included at the end of the picture book. 31 pgs.

The BEST ME I Can Be book series also includes:

  • The WORST Day of My Life EVER
  • SORRY, I Forgot to Ask
  • TEAMWORK Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to SHARE
  • I Just Want to Do It MY WAY
  • THANKS for the FEEDBACK... (I THINK?)
  • I Can't Believe You SAID That

Help children understand and practice the lessons from the story using the fun, engaging activities from the accompanying Teacher Activity Guide, available for purchase

SAVE $50 when you purchase the entire library, which includes all seven storybooks, one copy of the seven activity guides, and one set of all 14 posters from the BEST ME I Can Be book series.

About the Author

Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior and health for children. Julia has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving parents and educators the what to say and how to say it to kids. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents and educators by teaching lifelong problem-solving skills to kids. Julia 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. Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education, counseling and character conferences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934490259
ISBN-10: 1934490253
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Pages: 31
Language: English
Series: Best Me I Can Be