Ricky Sticky Fingers (a book about stealing)*
- Confronts the issue of stealing and offers a strategy to curb the desire to steal
- Through a fun and whimsical story, children will learn the concept of ownership and how it feels when someone doesn't respect what is yours
- This book uses empathy in a powerful way to teach children that stealing is wrong
by Julia Cook, illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde
Finally, a book that confronts the issue of stealing and offers a strategy to curb the desire to steal! Through a fun and whimsical story, children will learn the concept of ownership and how it feels when someone doesn't respect what is yours. Ricky learns first-hand what it feels like to have something stolen from him. Then, he uses the "Good" inside of himself to overtake the "BAD" and returns the items that he took from others. This book uses empathy in a powerful way to teach children that stealing is wrong.
About the Author: Julia Cook was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. While living in Utah, she became actively involved in teaching children how to ski. That experience led to a love of teaching in general. Julia now lives in Fremont, Nebraska and has a Masters degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, she often used childrens books to enhance her classroom lessons.
Julia is now a nationally recognized award-winning childrens book author who has written more than a 20 books on behavior and health for children as well as several activity books for teachers. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behavior skills. The goal behind all of Julias books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents, teachers and corporate leaders. Julia's books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com, and babyzone.com has. She has also been featured on CNN's HLN News. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.
Paperback, 9" x 8", 32 pages, color illustrations.