Nothing is going right for Sammy. His kindergarten teacher told him he could do a better job on his picture. His best friend didn't want to come over and play. And his mother punished him for forgetting to take out the trash. Sammy feels that his life is just awful, until Dad helps him find new ways of looking at his problems.
In her third children's book after bestsellers Why Do You Love Me? and But I Waaannt It!, acclaimed author and radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger has written another important story featuring the lovable family from her first two books. Growing Up Is Hard shows a caring parent teaching his child to cope with the challenges of growing up.
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Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is one of the most popular talk-show hosts in radio history and the only woman to win the prestigious Marconi Award for syndicated radio. She is the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers, writes a daily blog, and is a regular Newsmax columnist. She is heard daily on Sirius/XM Channel 155 live, and her program is streamed and podcast on www.drlaura.com. Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/drlaura). She is also the skipper and driver of a racing sailboat program that won the 2010 international race from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. She and her husband live in Southern California.
Daniel McFeeley is the illustrator of Why Do You Love Me? and But I Waaannt It! He has worked in film, television, and theater as a visual effects artist and designer. Mr. McFeeley lives in Van Nuys, California.From School Library Journal:
reS-Gr 1-In this radio-talk-show host's third book for children, Sammy's father encourages his son to talk about what has happened to make him look so sad. The child doesn't want to say until he drops the milk carton and then screams, "I hate my life!" Life is no longer all warm and fuzzy for this kindergartener-his teacher encourages him to do better on his painting, his mother asks him to do a chore, his best friend wants to play with someone else. His father patiently explains that he is growing up and "missing being a little kid with no troubles." Sammy takes his father's advice to "find a new way to look at each and every thing-in a way that makes you love your life" and realizes that he doesn't hate his life at all. Would that all problems could be solved as simply as they are in this didactic picture book. McFeeley's exaggerated cartoon-style color illustrations do little to improve the text.
Doris Gebel, Northport-East Northport Public Library, NY
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Book Description HarperColl, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060292008
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060292008