That's Wrong - A Story about Learning to Disagree Appropriately

This storybook offers young readers strategies and examples on how to disagree appropriately.

Author: Bryan Smith
Illustrator: Lisa M. Griffin
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Eye rolls, pouty faces, and angry declarations. That’s how Isaac reacts when he disagrees with his coach, his mom, and his friends. He acts rude, dismissive, and disrespectful.

  • When he can’t be team captain, Isaac stomps away and threatens not to play anymore.
  • When he’s told homework must come before fun, he sasses back to his mom and gets sent to his room.
  • When he refuses to listen to a classmate’s opinion, he must redo an entire assignment.

Isaac doesn’t know how to disagree appropriately or respectfully, and it’s creating problems at home and in the classroom.

With help from a caring teacher and his loving mom, Isaac learns four specific steps that will help him respond in more appropriate ways when he has a disagreement. If he can master these steps, he will be able to stand up for himself while still being respectful toward others, realize that it’s okay to have disagreements if done the right way, understand that sometimes he must agree to disagree, and be empowered to accept answers or results he doesn’t like.

That's Wrong! is a must-read story filled with helpful lessons about managing conflict, learning to negotiate, accepting comprises, and disagreeing respectfully. Help children understand the lessons of this story with the accompanying downloadable activities that are available to purchase.

This title is part of the Stepping Up Social Skills book series written for grades PreK-5 to help teach young children to control their impulses and become more self-reliant. The other books in the series include:

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-99-0
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-5; Ages 5-11
Lexile Measure: 590L