RJ’s back…and he’s having trouble again!
This entertaining story follows RJ as he goes about his day doing the things he enjoys, but when a couple of friends give him compliments, he just isn’t sure how to respond!
As RJ continues through the day, he hears from his teacher and parents that while there are many things he’s doing very well, there are also some things he needs to work on. His first reaction is to argue and make excuses.
Throughout this must-read story, RJ learns what it means to receive positive and negative feedback, and how to respond appropriately to that feedback. Parents and teachers will love taking kids on RJ’s journey as he discovers feedback’s many forms, and learns to accept and grow from criticism and compliments at home, school and with friends.
Thanks for the Feedback (I Think) is the another in the very successful Best Me I Can Be series from Boys Town Press.
A great self-help book teaching kids how to accept compliments and constructive feedback… Using many familiar examples and interaction situations, RJ is taught … ‘When somebody gives you a compliment, the best thing for you to do, is to look at the person, use a nice, pleasant voice, and simply say, THANK YOU…[and]…When somebody gives you feedback, they’re helping to improve who you are. Listen to the person, and say ‘Ok.’ Their words just might take you far. Make sure that when you listen, you look to the one who is talking to you. Stay calm on the inside, no matter what is said. Then carefully think it through….’ Using ideas coming from these two key suggestions, RJ is able to improve his soccer game, get his schoolwork done on time, and show all his homework steps in math… a practical kids self-help book that many adults could also benefit from. Amusing, nonjudgmental language and pictures help keep the message clear and positive.”
~Children’s Bookwatch, February 2014, Midwest Book Review