I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children About Self-Esteem, Second Edition

Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441B040
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0552-3
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2010
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Gobble-gobble. Gobble-gobble.
What a horrible noise!
I can't stand the sound of my voice!

Toodles doesn't like herself. Her legs are skinny, her feathers are brown, and her head has no hair. Most of all, she hates her Gobble-gobble. All that changes when Toodles saves the day with her super-confident, super-empowering, super-turkey Gobble-gobble!

With lively rhymes and funny illustrations, this book will have kids laughing out loud while they learn to accept their own Gobble-gobbles.

An extensive Note to Parents relays additional information and strategies for helping kids overcome a lack of confidence and self-esteem.

About the Authors

Marcella Bakur Weiner, EdD, PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and professor adjunct at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is also president of the Mapleton-Midwood Community Mental Health Center and was chief staff psychologist at the Park Slope Children's Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Weiner has authored twenty-four books and seventy-five journal articles, and she has been interviewed for numerous national television shows, radio talk shows, and magazine articles.

Jill Neimark is an author and science journalist. Her credits include the novel Bloodsong, which was a Book of the Month Club selection and published in five countries. Neimark's most recent book, coauthored with bioethicist Stephen Post, PhD, is Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, was awarded the Kama Prize in Medical Humanities by World Literacy Canada in 2008. She is currently working on a middle-grade children's novel, Pi Girl, to be published in early 2010.

About the Illustrator
JoAnn Adinolfi was born in New York City, on Staten Island. She is the author-illustrator of Tina's Diner and is the illustrator of Halloween Hoots and Howls and The Perfect Thanksgiving, among dozens of other children's books. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Reviews & Awards
  • Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books

I Want Your Moo...is a great tool to help parents and children bolster self esteem in kids.
—The Midwest Book Review

The story is told with a light, singsong, snappy rhythm that will keep children on their toes...the animals' expressions of disbelief are hilarious...this is a lighthearted take on a worthy subject, and a smart read-aloud.
—School Library Journal