“Last time I played at Emma’s she totally ignored me!
She didn’t even notice when I left!”
Hurt feelings are no fun. So when a girl feels hurt by her friend, all she can think to do is hurt her friend right back. But the wise old tree at this playground has seen this cycle of nastiness before. The wise tree speaks up to help the girl find a more kind, respectful way to work out her friendship troubles.
"I understand. Your heart and your stomach are tied up in knots. If you leave Emma out so her heart hurts too, will that help you feel better?" asked the tree.
"Not when you say it like that. That just sounds mean. But what else can I do?" pleaded the girl.
Through captivating illustrations and some chuckles, Be Bigger helps children to work through their emotions and to see a positive, respectful way of working out disagreements. The tree uses ages-old wisdom and loving encouragement to teach us how to persevere through challenging situations, even when it's hard. Free supporting worksheets and other teaching resources are available at http://TalkingTreeBooks.com
Written for children grades K-4, Talking with Trees books include supersize pictures that engage children emotionally, helping them learn how to use their hearts and minds to guide them toward building good character traits. The included discussion guide helps parents and teachers expand on the story to talk about children's own experiences building good character.