Product Code:
546001 (Hardcover)
978-1-60554-600-1 (Hardcover)
Age Focus: 3-8
Full Color
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A lively children’s book to inspire young children to try something new

One of the best ways to nurture happiness in young children is to prepare them for adversity they will encounter in life. Purposefully developing a child’s resiliency will give them essential life skills to cope with challenges.

Tommy is good at almost everything: He’s awesome at riding his bike without training wheels, teaching his dog new tricks, and spelling seven-letter words like “kumquat.” But when it comes to trying new things, he would rather not. With encouragement from his grandfather, Tommy tries something he has always wanted to do—play the tuba—and learns that some things take practice, and the value of sticking with it through challenges.

A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to talk to young children about trying new things and help build their emotional resilience.

32 pages

Lexile Reading Level: AD620L, Adult Directed, Grades 2-3.

Author Rachel Robertson took the time to talk with us about her journey into education and writing, and more. Click here to read her Author Spotlight interview.

About Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson, MA, is the vice president of learning and development for Bright Horizons Family Solutions and was named a Promising Emerging Leader in 2015 by Exchange. She has more than twenty more..

About Faryn Hughes

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