Herman Jiggle, Say Hello!

A Story About How to Talk to Others When Your Words Get Stuck!


SKU: D272-Net

How will Herman Jiggle make a good first impression or make any friends if he’s too nervous to even say hello? Whenever he introduces himself, he gets tongue-tied and his tummy flips and then it flops. And then his words get tied in knots! Poor Hermie is a mumbling mess! Fortunately, Mom knows a trick or two that will help her son relax and untangle his words to help curb his social anxiety. Now, Herman just needs to be brave enough to try.

This is the debut title in the new Socially Skilled Kids picture book series by award-winning author, educator, and parenting expert Julia Cook. Written for students in grades K through 5, the series features humorous story-lines, relatable characters, and empowering messages about growing socially and emotionally.

Social anxiety is the fear of talking to, interacting with, and making friends with others and the anxiousness can make it difficult or impossible to take risks and develop a growth mindset for young children. Helping your child or student overcome social anxiety can be a challenge – included at the end of the story are useful tips and tools for parents and educators to encourage children to overcome this fear.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Michael Garland
Paperback ISBN 9781944882518
Grades K-5
32 pages
Release Date February 18, 2020

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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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