Cover image for Sorry, I forgot to ask! / written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd.
Sorry, I forgot to ask! / written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd.
Publication Information:
Boys Town, Nebraska : Boys Town Press, [2012]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Shows readers how to do a better job of asking for permission, and making an apology. RJ learns that using these skills means a lot fewer trips to the "time-out" chair.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest grade level: K-6.
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COO Book Easy Collection

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No more lame excuses or empty apologies! Help kids in grades K-6 accept responsibility for their actions by understanding how and when to ask for permission and how to make sincere apologies for mistakes. The steps for these necessary social skills are presented in rhymning text that kids can easily remember from RJ's social skill story.

RJ is making a lot of trips to the time out chair. Without telling anyone, he and his best friend Sam decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Later the two of them are caught trying to use Dad's computer to get on the Internet. After their piano lesson, RJ and his sister Blanche snack on Mom's triple-layer double-chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and spoil Grandma's birthday party surprise.

Dad helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission, and when RJ and Sam return to school their principal has them practice making an apology. RJ feels a lot happier when he says he's sorry to his teacher, the bus driver, and Grandma, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair.

This book is the third in Julia Cook's BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children in grades K-6 social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful.

Author Notes

With over a million books in print, Julia Cook , a former school counsellor, never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's book author. Several years ago, Julia was searching for an effective story to teach children the difference between tattling and telling. When she couldn't find the right resource, she decided to write her own book, Tattle Tongue . Fast forward several years and she has more than 50 published books and activity guides. Julia takes top research and creativity and translates it into "kid language" that is both entertaining and engaging. Her light, humourous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behaviour skills. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.