A Boone Story about Overcoming Envy and Jealousy
Boone is back, and boy is he bothered! Why is his brother Finn the first to fly? And why can Otter flip but Boone can’t? And what’s with Beaver’s big tail? It just doesn’t seem fair! But Boone soon learns, with the help of those around him, that instead of begrudging what others have or earned, he should be grateful for what he has, and work hard to earn what more he wants. 32 pgs.
Published by Boys Town Press
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The other siblings are so excited for Finn and praise and cheer him on ... all except Boone. He is jealous and thinks it's all terribly unfair. Why can't he be first at something before his brother Finn? Boone is full of fear stepping out of his comfort zone. He has tremendous anxiety when trying something new and he feels like a big failure before he even begins. With the support and love of those around him Boone learns to overcome his fears and starts to believe that "yes he can!" He discovers that new things aren't so scary after all.
The book encourages kids to practice, to try hard, be brave and conquer anxieties that hold them back from trying something new. This book is a wonderful catalyst for discussion and would be a great addition to a classroom and/or in a school library collection.
The illustrations are delightful. They are full of action, expression and fun. The characters are so adorable. The author has added a section at the end of the book, "Tips for Educators and Parents," that will aid adults in assisting children to overcome their fears and anxieties. I highly recommend this book.
I absolutely loved the fonts, colors and illustrations in this book! It's a cute story about a little goose named Boone who is disappointed with his inability to do the things his siblings and friends can do and with the help of his friends, he eventually begins to see things from a different perspective, realizing he can do things they can't. I appreciate how the moral of the story is focusing on gratitude to combat jealousy. There is also a helpful Parents and Educators guide with tips to interact with and find applications from the story.
This children's book is perfect to teach young children the importance of embracing their individual strengths. Excellent to be read in any classroom or in a therapy setting.