About the Book
(A B.R.I.T.E. B.R.A.T.S. adventure exploring the power of words)
"GOOD WORDS, BAD WORDS...DON”T SAY THAT!" is a whimsical and fun look at the effect of words and how people use them. The book was written and created because many children hear and use words that are harmful to others and themselves and may sometimes speak these words not fully aware of their impact. Words that children use, as they grow and learn to communicate, can sometimes lead them down a positive or negative path in life. Words matter. Words are powerful and the essential tools of bullies.
Young, impressionable children hear all manner of words from a variety of sources including parents, friends, television, radio, online, tweets, songs and raps. It makes it very difficult for a young mind to understand that certain words that may come from these sources may have harmful effects, if and when they use them.
“GOOD WORDS, BAD WORDS... DON’T SAY THAT!” makes it clear, in a fun way, to children and also reminds adults to be mindful of the words that they use. It is our hope that children and others who read this book will agree that some words can cause pain or joy to others. Remember, be mindful of your words. “GOOD WORDS, BAD WORDS... DON’T SAY THAT!” serves as a reminder for adults and a lesson for all children. Words have power!
Features & Details
Glenn and Juanita Towery are successful artists who have created children's books with four multicultural friends called the B.R.I.T.E B.R.A.T.S., an acronym for "Being Respectful In Today's Environment Brings Real Achievement Towards Success". They came up with the idea when they both worked for a Residential Treatment facility for children in California. Juanita worked as a Case Manager and Glenn a Counselor. They decided to write books that may help children navigate the social, personal, and daily challenges in life. "Never Again Will We Bathe!", "Jamal Has A Bully!" and "Good Words, Bad Words; Don't Say That!" are three books in a series featuring the B.R.I.T.E B.R.A.T.S. that they have written, illustrated and published. The stories will delight you and the colorful illustrations will make you smile, no matter your age!