Let me tell you why I recommend the new release children’s book called Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty: Coping When Friends are Tactless, which was written by Jane Whelen Banks. This 32 page children’s book is the latest from the “Lovable Liam” series, and helps young kids (especially preschoolers) learn to accept themselves and be proud of themselves even when their peers act rudely to them over their demonstrated abilities. The author of this children’s book actually has a son named Liam, of which this kids reading product is based on. She’s written and uses books like this to help teach her son how to get along better with his peers, according to the book’s jacket. She’s written other books in the series including Liam Says “Hi” and Liam Says “Sorry”.
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In this story, Liam shows some of his friends that he can do various things, yet his friends basically blow him off with sarcastic or dismissive comments. Liam is tempted to strike back because his feelings are hurt, but over the course of this children’s book, which uses simple but cute illustrations to get its points across (pictures that look like they’ve been drawn by small kids – which helps the kids relate better to the illustrations, I gather), Liam learns that children aren’t always going to react positively to one’s accomplishments because they haven’t totally learned how to be polite and civil, and that it’s not really a personal attack. The moral of this children’s book story is that instead of being mean back, it’s better for small kids to just let those hurtful comments go, and realize that one is special: that being special isn’t predicated on approval from others. Even though it feels good to get approval from one’s peers, it shouldn’t be the defining factor in self worth.
Even Liam himself is faced with applying the social skill of being polite at the end of the book when his first reaction is not to be. You’ll have to read the book to find out what choice he made.
I think this is an appropriate book for parents to read to their young kids, even if their children pick up on the social graces quickly (though the book is especially geared for the social skills-challenged kids, like those who have Asperger’s Syndrome, which you can read more about at the O.A.S.I.S. link here). This is because of the reinforcement value of this children’s book. I remember as a kid when my peers would sometimes blow me off or belittle me when I talked about my abilities or showed them something. I did the same thing, too, but that ultimately never kept me from liking them and vice versa, even though I may have felt hurt or hurt my peers’ feelings sometimes.
Yet upon reflection, I realize that I felt inferior a lot of the time, and wasn’t given effective instruction about liking myself for who I was. I was very sensitive to criticism, which often made me afraid to take risks or say more positive things about myself. So it’s good that in today’s world, parents can get books like Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty to use for guidance.
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You can purchase this new release children’s book at such online sites like Amazon.com via this link, or you can go to the publishers website link here. The Suggested Retail Price for this children’s book is $12.95. The book’s ISBN is 978-1-84310-902-0 and is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Contact Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 400 Market St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Telephone: 215-922-1161. Fax: 215-922-1474. Website is in the “Resources” box.