Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg
Tom Ross & Rex Barron
Cast out of the refrigerator because of a small crack, Eggbert sets out into the world, using his talent for painting to try to blend in. Eventually he realizes that cracks are everywhere and reminds us all that our flaws are perfectly natural.
This book discusses the importance of self-esteem and coping skills when the world seems less than fair. It is a wonderful book for sharing with children who are experiencing low self-esteem due to teasing, bullying, etc. It teaches them to embrace their differences (cracks) and learn to love themselves for who they are.
November 10, 2014
Special Times Always Remembered
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Over the years I have come to understand that the person with the illness is not the only person trying to survive; Bobby's Books empowers everyone to know they are not alone in their fight and there is real hope in understanding that others have made it through the journey before you.
Jeffrey D. Damron, CFRE
A Kid Again