The Mouse, the Monster and Me: Assertiveness for Young People
by Pat Palmer, Ed.D.; illus. by Sue Ramá The Mouse, the Monster and Me: Assertiveness for Young People brings Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to children in a fun and engaging manner. The artwork, narrative and exercises illustrate aggressive “monster” and passive “mouse” behaviors, helping young readers identify these characteristics in themselves and in others. It also encourages children to explore the “me” communication style, based on responsibility, respect, and rights.
Teaches healthy, nonviolent conflict management skills which can curb and prevent bullying. When youngsters learn how to assert themselves appropriately, they gain self-esteem and safer, happier relationships. Includes simple and fun activities and exercises to help reinforce the lessons. For ages 8 and up. (74 pp.)