But Why Can't I?
A book about rules
Trim Size 7.75" x 9.5"
Page Count 28
Children sometimes find it hard to follow rules. This encouraging book joins Noah and his babysitter, Jenny, who shows him how rules help keep people safe, healthy, and happy.
Our Emotions and Behavior series
The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful brightly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their emotions and actions are related—and how they can learn to manage both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.
Praise for But Why Can’t I?
“Simple plotlines create excellent lead-ins to talking about making good decisions when faced with new and difficult emotions.”—School Library Journal
“Great for a counselor or [for kids during] the first few days of school.”—Lincoln Public Schools
Praise for the series
“The Our Emotions and Behavior series offer[s] young children and their caregivers help with hard-to-manage feelings and inappropriate actions . . . The simple texts are direct, and the endings are consistently upbeat . . . These purposeful books will be useful in many libraries.”—Booklist
“These are excellent titles for children who need help expressing their feelings and they will be a bonus in any guidance counselor’s arsenal.”—School Library Journal
“Exuberant color illustrations bring to life simple stories about ordinary children interacting with their friends at school or at play . . . The Our Emotions and Behavior series is enthusiastically recommended for parents as well as school and library children’s collections.”—Midwest Book Review
“Titles in the series capture the big emotions that all kids feel. The stories are perfect for young readers.”—Imagination Soup blog
Other Books in the Series
But What If?
A book about feeling worried
I Didn't Do It!
A book about telling the truth
I Don't Want to Be Nice!
A book about showing kindness.
I Don't Want to Wait!
A book about being patient.
I Hate Everything!
A book about feeling angry
I Want to Win!
A book about being a good sport
I'm Not Happy
A book about feeling sad
Not Fair, Won't Share
A book about sharing.
Take a Deep Breath
A book about feeling brave
Who Feels Scared?
This reassuring book shows children that they can cope with their fears and be brave.
Why Should I?
A book about respect.
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