Of Course It's a Big Deal!
Braden, from the Executive FUNction series, is back – and he delivers the drama to every minor misunderstanding, grievance and annoyance in his life! What was supposed to be a carefree afternoon of go-cart racing and putt-putt golfing quickly turns sour when Braden shouts and pouts about the rules. (Turns out, he’s too short to drive a go-cart.) Hearing his parents say the rules are the rules only makes him madder. “They haven’t been kids in like 100 years or something!” he fumes. At home, there’s more frustration. One situation involves a baseball game, a blanket and the family TV. There’s even an ice cream sundae scandal at his mom’s birthday dinner!
Will Braden ever learn to keep his cool in the face of disappointment? Will every discouraging moment send him into an emotional meltdown? See what lessons are learned in this fastpaced story about the perils of overreacting and losing self-control. 32 pages
Downloadable activities to accompany the story are available.
Published by Boys Town Press
My 8-year-old has ADD so sometimes she can struggle with her emotions. I love books that teach her behavioral skills while she is being entertained with a book. Of Course, It’s a Big Deal by Bryan Smith is a great book with an important lesson about reacting calmly.
Braden is back – and he delivers the drama to every minor misunderstanding, grievance, and annoyance in his life! What was supposed to be a carefree afternoon of go-kart racing and putt-putt golf, quickly turns sour when Braden shouts and pouts about the rules. Turns out he is too short to drive a go-cart by himself. Will Braden ever learn to keep his cool in the face of disappointment? Will every discouraging moment send him into an emotional meltdown? Part of the Executive Function series of books for children, Of Course, It’s a Big Deal teaches kids not to overreact to situations.
This story will teach children in grades K-5 how to react calmly and appropriately to everyday frustrations. I loved reading this book about a boy who loses his cool whenever things don't go his way. It totally sounds like someone I know. Hmmm...