It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobody's good at everything. And after lots and lots of practice, Stan's letters come out the right way round and the right way up.
This delightful book deals with a common childhood frustration and will remind readers that practice pays off and that everyone has to ask for help sometimes.
Kids can add their own personal touch with a coloring page
. Crayons not included.
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AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
American Library Association (ALA), Schneider Family Book Award, ages 0-10 (2013)
International Reading Association (IRA) & Children's Book Council (CBC), Children's Choices (2013)
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC, Paterson Prize for Continued Excellence in Children's Literature (2013)
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"A wonderful, warm, sympathetic book that addresses the common childhood fear of failure. . . . Provides the encouraging message that everyone needs help sometimes and it's okay to get the help they need."