Herman Jiggle, Just Be YOU!

Instead of trying to change himself, Herman learns how to love and celebrate his unique spirit and talents.

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Michael Garland
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How far will Herman Jiggle go to try and fit in?

Herman really wants to be like everyone else. But from his head to his heels, he thinks he stands out for all the wrong reasons.

His hair is wild and spikey, like a porcupine. His shoes are clunky, not trendy. They may be great for climbing, but they’re awful for racing and look nothing like the speedy, super-stylish sneakers worn by his classmates. He’s even bummed about his teeth – they don’t wiggle! If he never loses a tooth, how will he get a hole like everyone else or get money from the Tooth Fairy? 

Herman is determined to do whatever must be done to fit in, not stand out. If that means cementing his hair down with glue, he’ll do it. If that means giving up his favorite climbing shoes, he’ll do it. He will even take out a tooth the hard way if it leaves him with a hole like the ones his friends have.  

What silly sacrifice or strange stunt will Hermie do next on his quest to fit in? Or can his caring mom convince him to stop trying to change himself and learn to love everything that makes him unique? 

Herman Jiggle, Just Be YOU! is a heartwarming tale about overcoming insecurities and anxieties while discovering the importance of accepting and loving yourself. A special page written specifically for parents and educators offers insightful and practical tips on helping children celebrate and love all the things that make them unique.

This is the fourth title in the popular Socially Skilled Kids series for young readers, which also includes: 

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-0-938510-89-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades PreK-5; Ages 4-11
Lexile Measure: 520L