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I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!

By Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd

(Grades K-6) "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. Softcover, 32 pages.

"Julia Cook understands the hearts and minds of children, and their struggles to develop appropriate social responses. Her books tell a story with fun and imagination. Julia makes addressing bad habits an exciting adventure for growing and changing, for becoming emotionally and socially healthy young people!"
~ Diana Waggoner, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

"Julia Cook does it again! She uses her creative ideas to teach kids the skills they need to grow socially. This book teaches all people how to accept “No” for an answer in a non-threatening way. I’m excited to add this to my counseling library."
~ Laurel Klaassen, M.A., School Counselor

The activity guide is also available!

The book provides teacher instructions, lists of materials when needed, activity variations and extensions, worksheets, and praise coupons you can use to reward students who demonstrate good listening and following instructions skills. The enclosed CD-ROM has pdf files of all of the reproducible pages in the activity guide plus extra worksheets to use. Softcover, 32 pages.

Stock # Description Retail ea. Qty
B048-Net I Just Dont Like the Sound of No! 10.95
B049-Net I Just Dont Like the Sound of No! - Activity Book 19.95

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