Sunday 21 February 2016

The Worst Day of My Life Ever!

My story about listening and following instructions (...or not!)

Written by Julia Cook. Illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd
Boystown Press 2011
Reviewed copy from my resource shelf at work.

Back of book

There's lots of info on the back cover, here's just a little of it:

RJ has had a rough day...he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because he's late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, kicks the ball into his own team's soccer goal and messes up Mom's kitchen with his overflowing pancake batter! With his mother's help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn't listen or pay attention to directions from her, his school principal, teachers, or even his friends.

This book is the first in the BEST ME I Can Be! series to teach children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. Tips for parents and educators on how to reinforce the skills are included.

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Put simply, RJ's day is a series of unfortunate events. He awakens with gum in his hair and things pretty much snow ball from there-he's late for school, gets in trouble for wearing a hat (to hide the gum), messes up his maths sums and creates a pancake disaster in his kitchen. Following each mishap, there's an 'I told you....' comment from either a peer or an adult. After his run of bad luck, RJ decides to confide in his mother  and tell her about the worst day of his life ever. She gives him some sound advice about listening and following instructions and, thankfully, the next day is a whole lot better for RJ!

Sunday 7 February 2016

Why Reading at Young Age Matters:Infographic

Found this great infographic on Pinterest. I can't find a direct link to it's source, but it's produced by HarperCollins!