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.
The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
In this charming tale, the Jester awakens one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom, and he and his helpmate, Pharley, set off on a quest to find it. They ultimately discover that not only can laughter redeem a weary world, it can also provide the best tonic for anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
This book discusses self-esteem, change and coping during difficult times. We have all heard the old saying, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." This book teaches you to realize that the power to change things lies within you and that you have the ability to find something, anything, good with a situation. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
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The 20 books specifically chosen to be the core selection of Bobby's Books are amazing. The core selections offer a variety of themes, relationships and family dynamics to choose from in order to serve clients respectfully and within their comfort zone. Children and their adult caretakers are able to identify needs and process feelings through the characters in the story. Insight may increase in a nurturing atmosphere that fosters understanding, acceptance and growth.
Myra D. Clark, MA, LPCC-S
Mount Carmel Hospice