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Lying Up a STORM Paperback – Picture Book, January 1, 2015
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A storm is brewing... Whenever Levi doesn't like the truth, he kinda, sorta makes up other stuff to say. One day his mother explains to him that telling lies will damage the trust of his friends and make him very sad.
Whenever you tell a lie, your inside sun goes away.
Then a lying cloud forms, and glooms up your day.
Each time you tell a lie, another cloud starts to form,
and before you can stop it from happening, your insides start to storm.
This book is a great resource to help children understand not only the consequences of telling a lie, but also how one lie can often lead to telling several more. It will help parents and teachers understand that lying can be a normal and sometimes healthy response for a child and offers tools to help guide children toward truthfulness.
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|Helps with Interrupting||Helps with Tattling||Helps with Lying||Help with Anger||Helps with Stealing||Helps with Bullying|
|Title||My Mouth is a Volcano||A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue||Lying Up a STORM||Soda Pop Head||Ricky Sticky Fingers||Bully B.E.A.N.S.|
|Description||This book takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to help them manage their rambunctious thoughts and words.||gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities.||This book is a great resource to help children understand not only the consequences of telling a lie, but also how one lie can often lead to telling several more.||Soda Pop Head will help your child control his/her anger while helping them manage stress. It’s a must for the home or classroom.||Through a fun and whimsical story, children will learn the concept of ownership and how it feels when someone doesn’t respect what is yours. This book uses empathy in a powerful way to teach children that stealing is wrong.||Kids learn that they do have a voice when it comes to standing up for others and against others.|
Lying produces both internal and external consequences. Julia Cook uniquely teaches children the internal repercussions of their fibs in "Lying Up A Storm." As in all of Julia's books, her characters are easily relatable for children. --Katherine Robbins-Hunt, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education "Edinboro University"
About the Author
Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children's books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the "what to say" and the "how to say it."
- Publisher : National Center for Youth Issues; 1st edition (January 1, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1937870340
- ISBN-13 : 978-1937870348
- Reading age : 7 - 12 years
- Grade level : 2 - 6
- Item Weight : 3.52 ounces
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lying is a topic at some point, every educator and parent has to deal with. It may be my three year old telling me he didn’t do something (when he did), or he could be a group of children in class lying about an action they did or didn’t do. Small or big, one thing is for certain, every child will lie at some point. This book is for children that you may find him or her lying a lot of little lies.
Lying up a Storm introduces the reader to Levi. Levi has a problem. You might have already guessed it…lying. Levi lies A LOT. He lies about washing his hands, cleaning his room, letting the dog out, etc...And the worst part he, at the start, he doesn’t believe it is wrong. After all, they are just tiny lies, what harm can they do….right? As you read through the story, you see exactly how lying effects Levi…and he doesn’t feel very great about it.
Levi asks his mom if she ever lies. She shares an honest story about a recent time she lied…and how it made her feel. This is a great added element to the story because it makes it so much more relatable. Children can see that everyone could have struggles with lying, even adults BUT the feeling you get from lying is not ever worth anything you may get or avoid from the lie.
The last section of the book Levi has to go and correct all the lies he told the previous day. I like this resolution because it holds Levi accountable to his actions. Even though it is hard to do, Levi feels much better telling the truth. This is the main point. If we lie we will experience guilt and sadness. Even though telling the truth may require more work, or have a consequence, it is always better than the alternative.
As usual in Julia Cook’s books there is a section in the back expanding on further tips for parents and educators. I found this section in this book very insightful with easy, practical suggestions. This book would be appropriate for a wide variety of ages, probably a mature toddler age all the way up to upper elementary. It is a read book to read aloud and facilitate discussion with.
I would highly recommend this book to parents and educators that feel they need help with teaching the topic of lying. It is an easily understood book that will keep a child’s attention.
On the other hand, I love how they show how the lying causes a "cloud" and that it makes you feel bad, and that telling the truth makes you feel better. My son readily told me that when he lies, it makes his stomach feel yucky. So that made for a good conversation about how we feel when we lie. I also like that the mother in the story admitted that she told a small lie, too, and then made it right later on. That way kids know they aren't alone in the problem.
I like this book a lot, but if I could change anything, I would rather they not mock the child's name by changing the name into ending with "Lie". It's a little harsh, I think...and I wish I had not read the story to my son "as written".