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My Mouth Is A Volcano Paperback – Picture Book, October 1, 2005
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|Help with Personal Space||Help with Anger||Help with Mindfulness||Help with Planning||Help with Studying||Help with Interrupting|
|Title||Personal Space Camp||Soda Pop Head||Bubble Gum Brain||Planning Isn't My Priority||Study Skilled… NOT!!!||My Mouth Is A Volcano|
|Description||Written with style, wit, and rhythm, Personal Space Camp addresses the complex issue of respect for another person’s physical boundaries.||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.||Kids learn how to have a growth mindset and the valuable lesson that becoming is better than being.||Planning and prioritizing are two of the most difficult executive function skills for people to master. Planning effectively is the thinking skill that helps an individual develop strategies to accomplish goals.||This book will teach children a systematic approach toward preparing for a test – which will give them skills they can use later in life. Children who possess effective studying skills can also prepare for future success.||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.|
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 (October 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1931636850
- ISBN-13 : 978-1931636858
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD600L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.1 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a list of a few of my personal favorites age range about 4-8
Helping kids about making good choices:
• That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!)
• But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!)
• What Were You Thinking? Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)
• My Mouth Is a Volcano! (talking over/interrupting people)
• What If Everybody Did That? (environmental awareness)
• LarryBoy and the Foolish Fig from Faraway (making good choices when friends aren’t)
• The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (talking nice to others)
• The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores
• Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself (more autism focused)
• God, I Need to Talk to You about…. Series (very short and to the point! from child’s point of view)
Lying, Bad Manners, Whining, Laziness, Sharing, Stealing, My Bad Temper, Paying Attention, Hurting Others, Disrespect, Greed, vandalism, bad words, being a bad sport, video games, bullying, cheating, homework, healthy eating.
Helping kids handle their anger:
• Mad Isn't Bad: A Child's Book about Anger (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
• I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) (WE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!)
• Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story
Helping Kids keep themselves safe: In all reality we aren’t always around to keep our kids safe, but we can give them the tools they need to handle themselves if a situation arises.
• A Little Book About Safety (teaches kids exactly what to do in case they get lost) (WE LOVE THIS BOOK!! Perfect for 3-5yr olds, special needs children, ALL CHILDREN)
Please read these books before reading them to your child ensure they are age/maturity level appropriate. I chose just a few pages here or there when my son was 4 as a preventative measure.
• An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids (Good book to help discuss a difficult topic! I have passed this book around to many friends! Awareness is key to Prevention)
• I Said No! A kid-to-kid guide to keeping your private parts private
• My Body Belongs to Me
Helping kids Learn about God and teaching good Morals to live by (VeggieTales)
• Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Boys
• Growing Day by Day: 365 Daily Devos for Boys
Helping Kids learn responsibility with money:
• Junior's Adventures: the Boxed Set
• The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense
• Financial Peace Junior
Parent books: I have read over 30 books and these are the ones I liked
• Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons (LOVE this book, great resources. I have been using it for 3 years now. It is categorized by age and the challenges that come with that age)
• Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA Lifetools)
• Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
• Driven to distraction
• The strong willed child
• Parenting isn’t for cowards (I just started reading but seem good so far)
By H on June 1, 2020
So, books with lessons about social skills have become of extreme importance to me. This Volcano book features an art style that is less polished than other books out now that utilise the "naive hand" art style (sort of, making it like a kid's drawing style). The more eye-popping and award-winning hand-made art styles in books like "The Color Monster," "Daniel's Good Day," and "Little Taco Truck" still have to meet the writing halfway or the art will be left doing all the heavy lifting. Sometimes you get a book beutiful enough to make you overlook the story being a mess. The story in this Volcano book is not a mess at all.
If the writing in a kid's book doesn't pack the right learning punch, then my son will have to request it specifically before I would naturally pick that book myself. Books like "Max and the Tag-Along Moon," or "I Just Want To Say Goodnight" are incredible works both visually and in the very charming and somewhat nuanced writing, but the stories don't really teach anything in their stories themselves. They rely on lessons that are more visual by featuring diverse ethnicities without a moral message being clear in the story itself.
"My Mouth Is A Volcano," is about being considerate of others. This single detail is why I will read this to my son as many nights as possible. The roughness of the art has plenty of charm, with the sing-song repetition of the little phrase the kid says to preempt each outburst. That rhythmic design is the quality that makes the book most fun to read. My only qualm there is that the rhythmic quality somewhat steals attention from the message and is a little confusing if taken too literally. Will my son experience this in his life in a way that he will recognize from this book? I could picture this being nice for grandparents to read to grandkids. It is light in tone and physical weight, but it has big pictures and large fonts in high contrast.
I am very analytical about my take on kids' books, because I myself am a writer trying to break through to this genre. This book meets any reasonable expectations for a kid's book written in 2006, but you never know if a book like this will stick around or go largely overlooked. I vote it sticks around, so I give it four stars.