**Winner of the Purple Dragonfly Book Award**
**Winner of the Counselor's Choice Award!**
**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award!**
Our friend Freddie the Fly is having a hard time. He can’t figure out why his honesty is causing his friends and family to feel hurt—after all, isn’t he supposed to tell the truth?
When Freddie’s friend Slinky gets a new haircut, he is the first to tell Slinky his new haircut makes him look like roadkill! When his mom makes soup for dinner, Freddie shares that it tastes like dirt! The more Freddie shares his blunt form of honesty with his friends and family, the more they wince or shrink away. But he isn’t sure why.
Luckily, the Bug Master for Freddie’s scouting group has some experience with this, and he is happy to help! Freddie’s Bug Scout Master has a new patch for him to earn – the Truth or Care patch. Join Freddie as he learns that it’s okay to have and share your opinion, but to be a good friend, you should factor the feelings of others into your comments. This social skills story is great for students in grades K through 5 as they learn along with Freddie about how to think before speaking.
Speech language pathologist and expert Kimberly Delude proves once again that navigating social situations can be hard for children (and bugs!) and provides simplified steps to balancing which thoughts to share, which to flush, and how to balance Truth with Care. This is the fifth title in the Freddie the Fly book series. Included at the end of the picture book are tips for parents and educators to help children distinguish what they should say and what should be left unsaid. 31 pgs.
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Published by Boys Town Press