I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! Book with Audio CD

Julia Cook
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  • I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! Book with Audio CD


Children in grades K-6 can read along and listen to the author’s lively rendition of RJ’s social skill story on the accompanying CD. One track features the text only while a second track includes cues on when to turn the page for beginning readers or English Language Learners. Families can practice reading together while being entertained and learning valuable social skills for home and school. “No” is RJ’s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We’ll see” or “Later” or “I’ll think about it.”

Even though he doesn’t have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom’s Say YES to NO Club. If RJ can learn how to accept “No” for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club’s Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way! This book is the second in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children in grades K-6 social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town’s Common Sense Parenting program. Includes an Audio CD; 32 pgs.

Watch Julia Cook talking about the RJ book series: About RJ part 1 About RJ part 2

Extend the learning with the Activity Guide

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-26-6

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  • 5
    A Story with Fun and Imagination!

    Posted by Diana Waggoner, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation on Oct 10th 2018

    Julia Cook understands the hearts and minds of children, and their struggles to develop appropriate social responses. Her books tell a story with fun and imagination. Julia makes addressing bad habits an exciting adventure for growing and changing, for becoming emotionally and socially healthy young people!

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