Rumor Has It...

Julia Cook
Kyle Merriman
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  • Rumor Has It...


Whether we’ve been the subject of a rumor or the one spreading a rumor about someone else, most of us have been involved with rumors somehow. But how many people really stop to think about the damaging effects?

Fortunately, award-winning author Julia Cook does, and cleverly brings this serious subject to light in an entertaining and funny, but cautionary, tale about the importance of NOT starting or spreading rumors.

Told through the eyes of the rumor marble, the story describes how a simple misunderstanding starts a chain reaction that can’t be undone.

K-6 students will laugh as they read this story and are reminded that it’s much easier to prevent a train – or a rolling rumor marble – from starting to roll forward than trying to stop one! 32 pages

Written by Julia Cook

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-24-2

Listen to Julia's latest podcast on rumors.

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Wonderful Story Children can Relate to

    Posted by Miranda Shaw, Netgalley on Aug 16th 2018

    Julia Cook is the absolute best when it comes to social/emotional books. I lost track of how many I own by her. I especially love the parent/educator sections of the books for applicable discussion topics, vocabulary, and activities. Filled with entertaining pictures, Cook delivers a wonderful story regarding rumors that a variety of children can relate to.

  • 5
    Cute Book

    Posted by Katherine Wells, Netgalley on Jul 18th 2018

    This was a really cute little book. Very easy to read even though it didn't transfer very well in an ebook. I loved how colorful it was. It flowed pretty nicely and everything was such an asset to the story. Most kids stories go off on tangents about other things that are not needed for the story but this one didn't. It was all so true and thought out.

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