Peer Pressure Gauge


SKU: B411-Net

Norbert is a “naumuh” and he and his classmates, Nelda, Buster, Tommy and Stewey enjoy eating everything with jelly beans on it!

One day, Norbert’s teacher challenges his class to try something new. In order to encourage everyone to participate, the teacher continues to sweeten the pot. But when Norbert is less than eager to try something new, he experiences first-hand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of peer pressure. His classmates continue to pressure Norbert to do what they want him to do.

Readers witness Norbert’s internal deliberation as he struggles with whether or not to give into the pressure. He describes in detail how it feels to have his peer pressure gauge continue to rise! Norbert demonstrates to his classmates that if he is able to stay strong and let his inner voice shine, he will feel better about himself, and may avoid some hard to live with consequences!

Peer Pressure Gauge is the fourth installment of the popular Building Relationships series which supports social emotional learning. Educators, parents, and children alike will enjoy this imaginative story of how escalating peer pressure feels as they learn the skills necessary to triumph over the pressure to conform. Peer Pressure Gauge is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. Tips for parents and educators are located at the end of the story to further address that negative peer pressure can cause many difficulties.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Paperback ISBN 9781934490488
Grades K-6
31 pages
Release Date September 1, 2013

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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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