But It's Not My Fault (Illustrated) Spiral-Bound | April 1, 2015
Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla (Illustrated by)
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But It's Not My Fault (Illustrated)
It just isn’t Noodle’s fault that his brother’s game ran late, and he didn’t finish his homework. Or that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book. Luckily, Noodle’s mom is there to teach him to take responsibility for his actions and not blame others or try to find fault.
"My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes things happen to me that get me into trouble. But it's not my fault!"
Teach children to stop making excuses and blaming others when they make mistakes. Elementary school kids will identify with Noodle as he makes one excuse after another for his behavior and choices that lead to unwanted consequences.
It just isn’t his fault that his brother’s game ran late, and he didn’t finish his homework. Or that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book. By learning to accept responsibility he finds instead how to use mistakes as opportunities for problem-solving and to turn negatives into positives.
This is the first title from award-winning author Julia Cook in the Responsible Me! series which strengthens character development and helps kids use better social skills at school and at home.
Included at the end of the storybook are tips for parents and educators for conquering the blame game.
The series also includes:
- That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me!
- Cheaters Never Prosper
- The Procrastinator
- What's in It For Me?
“Julia has once again used her extraordinary talent to create a character, Noodle, all kids can recognize. Noodle is in all sorts of trouble… but he’s not at fault, or so he says. The story teaches children how to accept responsibility, which is vital to their character development and success. I especially love that Noodle learns from his mistakes AND realizes that tomorrow is a new day. But It’s Not My Fault is a must-have for anyone who works with children. I’m so excited to add this book to my counseling library.”– Jennifer H. Adams, School Counselor, Lexington, SC
Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior and health for children. Her Responsible Me! series of 6 storybooks deliver powerful messages about accountability and honesty. Julia’s goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents, and educators by teaching lifelong problem-solving skills to kids. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom’s Choice Awards.