Did you hear Eric picks his nose?
Did you hear Alexa has eleven toes?
On the playground, between friends, or in school...gossip and playful chit-chat is a common occurrence.
This bright and active story encourages children to put themselves in another's shoes and consider the effect of their words.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that discusses the motivations behind gossip and what adults can do to combat it.
About the Author:
Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and the founder and executive director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He received his doctorate from Fordham University in New York City.
In his practice, Dr. Sileo works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Since 2010, he has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey's top kids' doctors.
He is the author of six other children's books: Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children About Crohn's Disease, Hold the Cheese Please: A Story for Children About Lactose Intolerance, Bug Bites and Campfires: A Story for Kids About Homesickness, Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing, Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story About Self-Confidence, and A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness.
His books Sally Sore Loser, Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town, and A World of Pausabilities are the Gold Medal recipients of the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards. He has also won Silver Medals from the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Dr. Sileo speaks across the country and does author visits. Dr. Sileo has been published in psychological journals and is often quoted in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, webcasts, radio, and television.
Learn more about Dr. Sileo on his website.
About the Illustrator:
Like many of the characters in this book, Jennifer Zivoin was quite a chatterbox as a child!
She has always loved stories and art, so becoming an illustrator was a natural career path. She has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest distinction from the honors division of Indiana University.
During her professional career, Jennifer worked as a graphic designer and then as a creative director before finding her artistic niche illustrating children's books.
In addition to artwork, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Jennifer lives in Indiana with her family.
Jennifer is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and is represented by MB Artists.