- Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
- ISBN: 978-1937870089
- Published: August 15, 2012
Sometimes kids have difficulty understanding that they can’t just take things.
- A candy bar at a store.
- A colorful pencil that fell on the floor at school.
- A friend’s toy.
- A brother or sister’s favorite sweater.
- The lists could go on and on!
Ricky Stink Fingers confronts the issue of stealing and offers a strategy to curb the desire to steal!
Ricky has a problem: taking things that don’t belong to him. Through this fun and whimsical story, children will learn the concept of ownership and how it feels when someone doesn’t respect what is yours. Ricky learns first-hand what it feels like to have something stolen from him.
Then, he uses the “Good” inside of himself to overtake the “BAD” and returns the items that he took from others. This book uses empathy in a powerful way to teach children that stealing is wrong.
After reading about Ricky you will be able to help your children understand that taking things that don’t belong to them is not acceptable behavior. There are also concrete strategies for dealing with the problem, strategies designed for immediate use.