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.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Michael Garland
Paperback ISBN 9781944882815
Grades K-5
31 pages
Release Date September 7, 2021

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Format

Paperback

Language

English

Series

Publisher

Boys Town Press

Julia Cook

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

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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