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.
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!
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