I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!

I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!


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“NO” is RJ’s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We’ll see” or “Later” or “I’ll think about it.” Even though he doesn’t have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom’s Say YES to NO Club.

If RJ can learn how to accept “No” for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club’s Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way!

Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school.

Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting “No” for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book.


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“Julia Cook understands the hearts and minds of children, and their struggles to develop appropriate social responses. Her books tell a story with fun and imagination. Julia makes addressing bad habits an exciting adventure for growing and changing, for becoming emotionally and socially healthy young people!”
~ Diana Waggoner, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

“Julia Cook does it again! She uses her creative ideas to teach kids the skills they need to grow socially. This book teaches all people how to accept “No” for an answer in a non-threatening way. I’m excited to add this to my counseling library.”
~ Laurel Klaassen, M.A., School Counselor

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Kelsey De Weerd
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: K-6
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 32
ISBN: 9781934490259
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release Date: August 15, 2011
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: Social & Life Skills

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