Arin acts careless and rude—and other people are angry and upset. His parents and teacher tell him he needs to show respect. Confused and unhappy, Arin asks Grandma for help. They talk about how he would feel if someone broke his things or laughed at what he likes. Arin makes an effort to show respect to others and learns that everyone treats him better when he does.
Our Emotions and Behavior Series Small children have big feelings. The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.
About the Author
Sue Graves is a former teacher and published author. She writes fiction and nonfiction for children from preschool to high school. Sue is married and has four children and four grandchildren. She loves playing golf, painting watercolors, and walking in the countryside around her home in England.
Emanuela Carletti was born in Milan, Italy. She still lives in Milan with her two wonderful daughters, a dog named Sally, and a cat. She loves anything to do with art, especially painting, and loves her job as a children’s illustrator.
Desideria Guicciardini was born in Florence, Italy. She illustrated her first children’s book in 1977 and likes illustrating stories set in the past or in fantastic make-believe worlds. Her favorite color is blue. She lives in Lecco, Italy, with her husband and two sons.
“A great exploration of reasons for children to show respect and empathy for others.”—Children’s Bookwatch