I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!
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I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! : My Story About Accepting 'no' for an Answer and Disagreeing ... the Right Way!

By (author) Julia Cook , Illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd

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Winner of the 2011 MOMs Choice Awards Honoring Excelence. Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating the social skills of accepting "No" for an answer and disagreeing appropriately both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills appropriately are included in the book.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 220.98 x 226.06 x 5.08mm | 250g
  • 15 Sep 2011
  • Boys Town Press
  • Boys Town
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1934490253
  • 9781934490259
  • 3,274

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JULIA COOK is a former teacher and school counselor who has written more than a dozen 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. KELSEY DE WEERD is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Los Angeles.

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'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! Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting "No" for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book. I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! is another title in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books from the Boys Town Press to teach children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. Winner of the 2011 MOM's Choice Awards Honoring Excelence.

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