Herman Jiggle, It's RECESS not RESTRESS!

Learning to Play Fair and Practice the Golden Rule on the Playground

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Michael Garland
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Kids are cheating! There's too much teasing!

Herman Jiggle is so stressed out about what happens on the playground, he renames recess "reSTRESS."

Isn't recess supposed to be fun? Not for Herman. He gets his arm punched so often and so hard playing tag, he's sore the whole day. He feels cheated, too, because his schoolmates are always changing the rules during games, and there's no way he can win that way. Recess is such a mess, Hermie decides it's better to hide inside.

Can a caring teacher help Herman recapture the fun of recess while losing all the stress? Can Herman gain the confidence and skills he needs to handle playground problems?

Herman Jiggle, It's RECESS not RESTRESS! is a delightfully goofy tale from award-winning author and educator Julia Cook. Written for young readers in PreK through 5 (and their teachers!), it offers a timely reminder about believing in and practicing the Golden Rule. Attention-grabbing illustrations by New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Michael Garland add to the story's charm.

Recess is an essential part of every child's school day. It offers children a mental break from rigorous academic challenges, it encourages activities promoting physical and mental wellness, and it gives kids an opportunity to practice and apply social-emotional skills by role-playing with their peers. Tips for parents and educators are included at the end of the story to help maximize the benefits of recess.

This title is part of the Socially Skilled Kids book series, which gives children the know-how and courage to overcome their fears, learn essential social skills and have healthier, happier relationships. 

The series also includes:

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-81-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades PreK-5; Ages 4-11
Lexile Measure: 480L