PPBF/ Sorry!

Sorry! book cover_

Hi Friends! As you read this I am at the Society for Children’s Books and Illustrators midatlantic conference intensive. Yesterday I joined as a volunteer in the folder committee and tomorrow is the   conference proper. So I doubt if I have time to go around and see all the other wonderful books on Susanna’s site today. But one never knows. Here is my selection for the site.

Title: Sorry!

Author and illustrator:  Trudy Ludwig/ Maurie J. Manning

Themes: Childhood experiences, apology, relationships, behavior, emotions and feelings

 

Publishing info : 2006, Tricycle Press, Fiction

Summary : “When Jack makes friends with Charlie, a trouble maker, he learns the difference between an insincere apology and showing that you are truly sorry. Includes information for parents.”

 

Resources : I was unable to find specific links for this particular book by Trudy Ludwig since she is better known for her anti bullying books but thought discussions on how to make a sincere apology would be beneficial. The teacher or discussion leader would have read Sorry!’s back matter and found discussion questions and do’s and don’ts on apologizing.

 

Why I really like this book : Another one of Ludwig’s child advocacy books, Sorry! is a book with a message. However it is not preachy. The lesson is inherent in the storyline and it really takes the adult backmatter in the end to bring the message home in a way that helps parents make the most of this book. In the back matter one finds solutions to the insincere apology. And finds ways to make the most of an apology.  

Thanks so much for reading this. If you would like to read more books like this one go to Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Books site  where you will find a treasure trove of good stories for students , parents and teachers and librarians. All categorized in alphabet order and in order of theme. Go there and see for yourself why you should and will want to tell others about it. Perfect Picture Book Friday. It’s awesome!

 

And my books? Edmund Pickle Chin is now available on Amazon!

My Picture Books in logo by Margot Finke

My Picture Books in logo by Margot Finke

 

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About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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18 Responses to PPBF/ Sorry!

  1. Wendy says:

    Have a wonderful time at the conference! This is a tough concept, and I haven’t read this book, so a big thank you for sharing it!

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  2. Enjoy the conference! This is probably the only Trudy book I haven’t seen or reviewed! I like how she tells this story about a child who is insincere with his apologies. It’s being mean in a dfifferent way. This does play into anti-bullying month. I love the gestures on the cover and can only imagine how excpressive the illustrations are!

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Hi Patricia!

      Yes, it is from the insincire aspect and does play into the anti bullying month. I wonder if this isn’t a book leading up to her better bullying book of last week “Confessions of a Former Bully?”

      I would love to ask her this question. 🙂

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  3. Whoot! Have fun at the conference. Work hard. Be daring. Take notes. And thanks for the review. I LOVE maurie’s book, Laundry Day.

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  4. Such an important concept for children to learn. . . actually for all of us! Thanks for sharing this book, Clarike. Hope you’ve enjoyed your conference.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Hi Jarm,

      I did enjoy the conference. I agree about this book, it is so important that they learn they just can’t say “I’m sorry” and get away with murder. They have to really mean it.

      And this is important for adults too. 🙂

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  5. granny1947 says:

    Have a great time.

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  6. What an important book! A sincere apology is something a lot of kids don’t understand. Thanks for sharing!
    Have fun at the conference 🙂

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  7. Thanks for sharing this universal message. Hope you’re having fun at the conference.

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  8. Hope your conference was all you hoped it would be. Thanks for this review. I’ll be sure to check this book out.

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  9. This sounds like an important message! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  10. Hmmm. I think this is probably a book for young and old alike. Sincerity is important in everything that you do! Thanks for sharing!

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