Blossom Plays Possum

Blossom Plays Possum : (Because She's Shy)

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Description

Ask me my name?
Want me to play?
Call on me in class?
I say nothing and hope no one will see me. I call that playing possum. It's my way of being shy.
Blossom wants to speak up in class, and she wants to spend time with friends at lunch and at recess. But whenever she tries, she freezes up and plays possum instead! Can Blossom get past her shyness and have fun?
Includes a Note to Parents and Other Caregivers by Julia Martin Burch, PhD, with more information on the cognitive-behavioral strategies Blossom uses to cope with shyness and ways to encourage your own shy child.

Age range: 4-8.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7.62mm | 340g
  • Magination Press, (American Psychological Association)
  • United States
  • English
  • Colour illustrations
  • 1433827352
  • 9781433827358
  • 1,690,481

Review quote

"Shy kids will empathize with Blossom and perhaps her experiences will help them be open to new opportunities as well." --Mom's Radius

"Unreservedly recommended for children ages 4 to 8 and will prove to be an enduringly popular and appreciated addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections." --Midwest Book Review

"This lovable possum will help kids talk about their own fears and anxieties and show them there is nothing wrong with being shy or making mistakes. Janet McDonnell's delightful and whimsical illustrations add a flare of drama and humor to the story as she shows Blossom playing possum -- hanging upside down on the monkey bars or lying on her back with mouth wide open and all four limbs stiff in the air." --Children's Books Heal
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About Birdy Jones

Birdy Jones loves to tell stories. While living in Chicago, she taught underserved youth so they could find ways to tell their own stories, too. Her debut book MISTER COOL was named an Anti-Bullying Book of 2014 by Publisher's Weekly.
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