Sam and the Sticky Situation: A Book about Whining
Sam has figured out a way to get what he wants when he wants it—he whines. In fact, it works so well that he’s started whining more and more to get his way. Not only does Sam’s mother give into his whining very quickly—he learned how to whine from her. Both Sam and his mother find themselves in quite the sticky situation when Sam’s whining leads them to being covered with cotton candy and stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel!
All parents want their children to whine less, but few notice that they might have a problem with whining too. Best-selling author Ginger Hubbard, along with Al Roland, help families think about whining with a silly story that will not only make them laugh, but will also encourage them to see how whining stems from a heart that wants things more than God. The parent resource page at the end ofSam and the Sticky Situation: A Book about Whining presents a biblical framework and practical suggestions to help children understand why they whine and how to learn a better way of expressing themselves.
Children ages 4-7 will love the story with its bright, fun illustrations, and along the way will learn that there are better ways than whining to get what they want.
Sam and the Sticky Situation is part of the new Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series.
Chloe and the Closet of Secrets: A Book about Lying
Chloe has a sneaky habit of making up stories. She thinks it’s no big deal, but one day crazy little fluffs appear every time she tells a lie. Chloe starts stuffing the fluffs in her closet, but soon it’s almost ready to burst. Not only that, she realizes that her lies are sinful and are hurting her relationships. But after her father confesses his own lie and asks God for forgiveness, Chloe gains the courage to let out all of her secrets.
Most children (and adults too) struggle with being completely truthful. Even though we know it’s wrong to not tell the whole truth, it’s still hard to help a child understand why. Best-selling author Ginger Hubbard and Al Roland give parents practical suggestions for helping their children (and themselves) learn to speak the truth. The parent resource page at the end of Chloe and the Closet of Secrets: A Book about Lying gives a biblical framework to help children understand what a lie is, some reasons that they lie, and the power of confession and forgiveness.
Children ages 4-7 will love the silly story with its bright, fun illustrations, and in the process be encouraged to always tell the truth.
Chloe and the Closet of Secrets is part of the new Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series.
Shawn and His Amazing Shrinking Sister: A Book about Teasing
Shawn and His Amazing Shrinking Sister gives parents guidance for ending teasing while teaching children how to build one another up.
Shawn and Annie are excited for a family camping trip, but trouble awaits! Mom and Dad tease each other, and soon Shawn follows their lead and starts teasing Annie. But every time Shawn is unkind and teases her, Annie gets a little bit smaller. As Annie shrinks, the whole family learns how teasing can be hurtful to others and how it dishonors God.
All parents would like their children to tease less and be kinder to one another, but may not notice they do the same thing. Best-selling author Ginger Hubbard and Al Roland show families the way forward with a vivid picture of how teasing “shrinks” others and points them to Jesus for forgiveness. A parent resource page presents a biblical framework and practical suggestions to help children understand why they tease others and how to communicate in a more loving way.
Families will learn to build each other up instead of tearing down.
Bright, fun illustrations and engaging story for children ages 4-7.
Third book in the Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series.
Ginger Hubbard speaks at women’s events, parenting conferences, and homeschool conventions across the country, and cohosts the Parenting with Ginger Hubbard podcast. She is the bestselling author of Don’t Make Me Count to Three, Wise Words for Moms, and I Can’t Believe You Just Said That and the coauthor of the Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series. Ginger and her husband have four adult children and live in Opelika, Alabama, where they enjoy working together from home.
Al Roland has worked as a software developer for over thirty-six years. He enjoys spending time with his family, long road trips, mountain biking, adventure, and serving several ministries including RYFO which provides Christian host homes for traveling musicians. He is the coauthor of the Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series. Al and his wife live in Opelika, Alabama where they raised and homeschooled their four children.
Veronika Kotyk is a Ukrainian illustrator who is passionate about creating quirky characters and bright worlds for children’s books. After receiving a fine art degree, she explored foreign cultures and various forms of art. Her awards include the 2017 stArt Award and a gold medal at Mom’s Choice Awards. She is the illustrator for the Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series.
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