Herman Jiggle, Say Hello!

A Story about How to Talk to Others when your Words get Stuck

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Michael Garland
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How will Herman Jiggle make a good first impression or make any friends if he's too nervous to even say hello? Whenever he introduces himself, he gets tongue-tied and his tummy flips and then it flops. And then his words get tied in knots! Poor Hermie is a mumbling mess! Fortunately, Mom knows a trick or two that will help her son relax and untangle his words to help curb his social anxiety. Now, Herman just needs to be brave enough to try. 

This is the debut title in the new Socially Skilled Kids picture book series by award-winning author, educator, and parenting expert Julia Cook. Written for students in grades K through 5, the series features humorous story-lines, relatable characters, and empowering messages about growing socially and emotionally.

Social anxiety is the fear of talking to, interacting with, and making friends with others and the anxiousness can make it difficult or impossible to take risks and develop a growth mindset for young children. Helping your child or student overcome social anxiety can be a challenge - included at the end of the story are useful tips and tools for parents and educators to encourage children to overcome this fear.

The Socially Skilled Kids book series gives children the know-how and courage to overcome their fears, learn essential social skills and have healthier, happier relationships.

The series also includes:

Find out more about Herman Jiggle, Say Hello! by watching the book trailer and Julia Cook's Hallmark Home & Family interview below!

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-51-8
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-6; Ages 5-12
Lexile Measure: 530L