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Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2011
  • 9780981257914
  • 28 pages
  • $11.95
Captain Joe Saves the Day
Emily Madill, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to teach a key concept. Captain Joe Saves the Day is the second book in the series and is a lesson in how purposeful thinking can help eliminate self-limiting beliefs. Children will discover what happens when Joe uses his invisible 'thought-zapping' wand to save himself from his swampy pit thoughts. After giving in to his self-doubt and disappointment, Joe learns the importance of speaking up and taking an active role in reaching his dreams of becoming a soccer goalie. Most everyone can recall a time in their lives where they held themselves back from what they really wanted because they were afraid they wouldn't measure up; this story is a great way to open discussions around this valuable life lesson in a basic and appealing way kids will relate to.
Reviews
“Mommy’s Reading Too Review on the Captain Joe Books

Mommy’s Reading Too Review on the Captain Joe Books
Emily is a mother of two boys which shows that she understands how kids function and think. I liked that the stories were very simplistic in regards to explaining what can sometimes be a a very complex idea for young children, self-esteem. The stories follow a young boy as he learns that he has a superpower, he can turn his dark thoughts into happy thoughts, a superpower that everyone has… they just need to know how to use it! I read these books with my daughter who is nearing the end of JK and she really seemed to get a grasp that she should have fun and not worry what others will think. She was able to take this very basic concept and place it into her own life. She excels at so much but in one area at school this year she has had some trouble (learning to print). After a while she was so upset at her progress that she forgot about all the stuff she was good at and focused on the printing … which really upset her. I took out the Captain Joe Books at bedtime one night and we slowly re-read all the books. After discussing what we read I brought up all the stuff she was good at and that overtime she would improve. The books were a great way to get the discussion going and now she is feeling much better about herself. The teaching guide is a nice supplement as there are discussion exercises as well as some reading comprehension sheets and even a math page for each book.I think that this is a good addition for early readers as they can practice reading and learn to feel good about themselves at the same time.”

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2011
  • 9780981257914
  • 28 pages
  • $11.95

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