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.
I Just Don t Like the Sound of NO! is another title in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books from the Boys Town Press to teach children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful.
This book is also available with an accompanying CD audio book, read by the author. Winner of the 2011 MOM's Choice Award Honoring Excellence and the National Parenting Center's 'Seal of Approval.'
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Julia Cook is a former teacher and school counselor who has written more than a dozen books on behavior and health for children, including My Mouth is a Volcano and It s Hard to be a Verb. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they re learning good behavior skills. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.Review:
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 non-threatening way. I'm excited to add this to my counseling library. Finally, the Boys Town Social Skill model is being brought to life and all of us will benefit from it. --Diana Waggoner, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation
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