Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots
A Story About Learning to Read Social Cues Freddie returns with quite the conundrum! He keeps missing social cues, so he misunderstands what people mean, and then he finds himself in a mess. He just doesn’t get that there’s a lot more to communication than the words that people say. Fortunately for our favorite fly, he has his dad and Principal Roachford available to teach him about connecting the communication dots, including voice tone, facial expressions and body language. 32 pgs.
This is the second book in the Freddie the Fly series.
Published by Boys Town Press
Preview Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots:
This is the sort of book that you read and think, "Why hasn't someone done this before?" Kids get told to pay attention to how they treat people, but we don't often tell them what to look for. This book does just that. I have to admit that I wasn't too enamored of the illustrations. It's more a matter of taste than anything else, and I don't think most kids would find them off putting.
Freddie the Fly has to learn how to navigate various social situations and confrontations in this short, but meaningful read. This book gives kids a chance to see (and practice!) examples of communication and social cues.