Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice, 2nd Edition

A humorous tale to show children how and when to use a softer, quieter voice by introducing them to the "five volume" of voice.

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Anita DuFalla
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Spunky, spirited Decibella loves to be loud. Maybe that’s why her name is Decibella?

She shouts every time she answers a question, offers an opinion, shares a thought, or makes a request. It doesn’t matter if she’s sitting in a classroom, browsing for books in the library, ordering food in a restaurant, or watching a movie in the theater. Her voice volume is always on full blast.  

Decibella is so loud, she’s hurting ears, startling wait staff, disrupting classmates, and annoying moviegoers. She doesn’t realize different environments and situations sometimes demand a softer, quieter voice. That is until a caring teacher introduces her to the silly-sounding word “Slurpadoodle” and the five volumes of voice (Whisper, 6-inch, Table Talk, Strong Speaker, and Outside).

With a little practice, patience, and persistence, can Decibella become a voice volume expert? Or will her volume be permanently stuck on shout?    

A special page written specifically for parents and educators offers insightful and practical strategies to help children understand when and how to have a proper voice volume.  

Fans of the original story will find more inclusive, empathetic, and empowering dialogue and situations in this revised second edition!

Decibella and Her 6-inch Voice, Second Edition, is one of four stories in award-winning author Julia Cook’s Communicate with Confidence series, which includes

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 979-8-88907-000-9
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-5; Ages 5-11
Lexile Measure: 610L