Herman Jiggle, It’s RECESS not RESTRESS!

Herman Jiggle, It’s RECESS not RESTRESS!


A Story about Learning to Practice the Golden Rule on the Playground

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Kids are cheating! There’s too much teasing!

Herman Jiggle is so stressed out about what happens on the playground, he renames recess “reSTRESS.”

Isn’t recess supposed to be fun? Not for Herman. He gets his arm punched so often and so hard playing tag, he’s sore the whole day. He feels cheated, too, because his schoolmates are always changing the rules during games, and there’s no way he can win that way. Recess is such a mess, Hermie decides it’s better to hide inside.

Can a caring teacher help Herman recapture the fun of recess while losing all the stress? Can Herman gain the confidence and skills he needs to handle playground problems?

Herman Jiggle, It’s RECESS not RESTRESS! is a delightfully goofy tale from award-winning author and educator Julia Cook. Written for young readers in PreK through 5 (and their teachers!), it offers a timely reminder about believing in and practicing the Golden Rule. Attention-grabbing illustrations by New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Michael Garland add to the story’s charm.

Recess is an essential part of every child’s school day. It offers children a mental break from rigorous academic challenges, it encourages activities promoting physical and mental wellness, and it gives kids an opportunity to practice and apply social-emotional skills by role-playing with their peers. Tips for parents and educators are included at the end of the story to help maximize the benefits of recess.

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Michael Garland
Audience: Elementary (K-5)
Grade Level: K-5
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 31
ISBN: 9781944882815
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release Date: September 7, 2021
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: Social & Life Skills

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