Awesome Dawson: It’s NOT Your Turn!

A Story for Young Children about Mastering the Art of Taking Turns


SKU: D492-Net

Dawson is happy whenever he gets to go first, see first, and be first. But he sure struggles when he has to wait his turn!

This is the story of a young boy who discovers that when he practices patience, waits his turn, and shares with others, he shows everyone just how awesome he can be!

Dawson’s journey has many ridiculous twists and turns. When he’s not first in line for a bubble gum ice cream cone, he has a meltdown. When he gets stuck behind the crowd at the gorilla habitat, he goes wild. When he can’t be line leader at school, he wails and whines. If he’s not going first, being first, or seeing first, he has epic tantrums.

With guidance from a caring teacher and his understanding parents, Dawson learns how to be more patient, kind, fair, and, ultimately, even more awesome!

With playful rhymes and illustrations, Awesome Dawson, It Is NOT Your Turn! is an amusing tale about learning how to share and take turns. A special tips page written specifically for parents and educators offers valuable suggestions on helping children stretch their patience muscle and strengthen their self-control.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anna Laura Sullivan
Paperback ISBN 9781944882938
Grades K-5
31 pages
Release Date July 16, 2022

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Boys Town Press

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

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