Baditude! What to Do When Your Life Stinks!

Follow along with Norman as he learns to change his Baditude (bad mood), into Graditude by changing his outlook and being more positive.

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Anita DuFalla
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"My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Some days, my life just stinks!"

Turn scowls and negativity into smiles and positivity! Teach complainers and pessimists to overcome bad moods or feelings of hopelessness by changing their outlook. Learn from Noodle, a boy whose attitude, or ‘baditude,’ is alienating everyone around him. With help from a teacher and his mom, Noodle learns how to turn his ‘have tos’ into ‘get tos’ and his ‘baditude’ into gratitude! Kids in grades K through 6 are empowered to actively look for positives in all situations and manage how they choose to feel about what they cannot control.

This title is from the Responsible Me! series by award-winning author Julia Cook. The series promotes life skills, strengthens character development, and helps kids use better social skills at school and at home. Included at the end of the storybook are tips for parents and educators to help students turn a negative attitude into a positive attitude. 

The series also includes: 

Check out the Teacher Activity Guide HERE!

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-90-7