My Name's Sammy, and I'm No Snitch

A Story about Teaching Children the Difference between Snitching and Reporting

Author: Jeff Tucker
Illustrator: Miranda Morrissey
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Sammy wants you to know he’s no blabbermouth. He’s no tattletale. No squealer or rat. He has one golden rule: he never snitches!

When Sammy catches his best bud Carlos sticking a wad of gooey gum under a desk, Sammy doesn’t spill the beans. When the meanest kid at the elementary school sneaks off with an extra cupcake, Sammy doesn’t tattle. When the school counselor shows up 10 minutes late, Sammy stays silent. After all, he’s no snitch and proud of it.

But Sammy becomes concerned when his friend is bullied by another student. Will he be able to stay tight-lipped when his best friend is called a crybaby and targeted for a beatdown after school? Sammy isn’t the only one who’s worried – he sees anxiety building in his friend too. Will the many “see something, say something” posters plastered in the hallways make Sammy rethink his attitude and report the threat?

My Name’s Sammy, and I’m No Snitch is a powerful tale for children in grades K through 5 about why it’s important to report dangerous behaviors, how to recognize the difference between snitching and reporting, and why asking adults for help is sometimes the safest thing to do. This is the first title in the Chicorée Elementary Stories for Success book series. Tips for parents and educators are included at the end of the story to help teach children how to communicate and put their decision-making skills to use when it comes to distinguishing “snitching” and reporting potentially dangerous situations.

Extend the learning with the accompanying downloadable activities: Grades K-3 & Grades 4-6!

The series also includes:

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About the Author

JEFF TUCKER is the author of the popular Chicorée Elementary Stories for Success book series. He is a licensed professional counselor with experience providing mental health services to students of all ages. An avid reader and writer since childhood, he believes in the power of books to help young people thrive. Jeff holds a master's degree in counseling and is currently pursuing a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Adam's State University.

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-61-7
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-5; Ages 5-11
Lexile Measure: 640L