Cell Phoney

A Picture Book About Using Cell Phones Responsibly


SKU: B154-Net

After much anticipation, Joanie Maloney finally gets her very own cell phone! Knowing that owning a cell phone requires responsibility and sound judgment, Joanie’s mom requires her to complete a Cell Phone Safety Course. “Mom, it’s a phone… it’s not a weapon!” Joanie exclaims.

Along with Joanie, children will learn the six rules of cell phone usage which are designed not only to keep them safe, but also to keep them from being tempted to hurt others. By knowing the rules, children can become masters of their cell phones and avoid becoming a “Cell Phoney!”

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Paperback ISBN 9781937870102
Grades 2-6
32 pages
Release Date November 1, 2012

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National Center for Youth Issues

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.”

Julia Cook has done it again, with another excellent book. This book is timely, fun, and
informative. School counselors can use her books in classroom lessons, and individual and
group counseling sessions. Julia’s books are a “must have” for school counseling programs.

Sylinda G. Banks, Ed.D
Associate Professor of Counselor Education

Cell Phones are prolific and powerful tools among kids for socializing and sharing. Cell
Phoney will help kids establish better boundaries for using cell phones responsibly and
minimize the risk of hurting themselves or others. Once again, Julia presents important life
lessons in an entertaining and fun way. Kids will love this book.

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University


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