The older children get, the more words they know and can use--including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying "I'm sorry.
About the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.
Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children's book illustrator with the award-winning "Hands Are Not for Hitting." As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.