What's the Problem?

Bryan Smith
Lisa M. Griffin
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Blake wants to sell his brother, Braden, to another family. Savannah wants to fight Mary over an insult. Braden sooo wants to sneak out of class to play kickball. The characters in this fast-paced story face conundrums that make each of them consider solutions that are inappropriate, ill-advised or irresponsible. Fortunately, some good old-fashioned fatherly advice coupled with a tried-and-true strategy for solving problems keeps everyone safe and satisfied. This story introduces and encourages readers to use SODAS (Situation, Options, Disadvantages, Advantages, and Solution) as a way to logically and thoughtfully figure out how to solve any problem, from the silly to the serious. What’s the Problem? adds to the wildly popular Executive FUNction book series, which includes What Were You Thinking? and My Day is Ruined! The series skillfully weaves skill teaching into humorous storylines to help readers become flexible thinkers, problem solvers and self-managers. 32 pgs.

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN 978-1-944882-38-9

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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Ingrid Ortiz, NetGalley on Apr 11th 2019

    We enjoyed this book very much. I love the issues that were presented and the resolutions offered. It is a great way to stir family conversation with some great tips to get your kids to build confidence on how to resolve a conflict. I recommend this book to my family and friends.

  • 5
    A Perfect Addition to any Classroom!

    Posted by Teresa Grabs, NetGalley on Feb 6th 2019

    Another great offering through Boys Town Press. In "What's the Problem," Braden learns how to look at situations and take a step back to think about what the problem is, what the possible solutions are, the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and what the best outcome might be so that he can make an informed decision and choose the best way to solve the problem. After Braden learns about SODAS, he shares it with his friends. The illustrations are cute and the story is very straight forward. A perfect addition to any classroom.

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