Bad days – we all have them, right? We can’t really avoid that, but we can have a strategy tucked into our pocket- a simple strategy that will help us save a bad day.

As a mama of 6 kids – preschool through high school – I sure do. So today, I’m talking how to save those no good, very bad days! 😉

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • a simple strategy that is the ultimate reset button
  • the genre of books that saves the day time and time again
  • what Jim Trelease and Andrew Pudewa say is the most important part of your school day (I bet you can guess!)

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Books from this episode:

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Episode 72
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

**Description from Amazon: The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children be...

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The Elves and the Shoemaker (Folk Tale Classics)

The Elves and the Shoemaker (Folk Tale Classics)

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: Late one night, a very poor shoemaker cuts his last two pieces of leather and goes to bed, worried about how he will support his family. He wakes to find two exquisitely made shoes in place of the leather. They are so beautiful that a customer pays more than the asking price, and the cobbler is able...

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Henny Penny (Folk Tale Classics)

Henny Penny (Folk Tale Classics)

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: "A favorite nursery tale delightfully illustrated in strong line and color in Galdone's familiar and likable style." --Booklist Another popular retelling by Paul Galdone joins the Folk Tale Classics series! Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to tell t...

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Jack and the Beanstalk (Folk Tale Classics)

Jack and the Beanstalk (Folk Tale Classics)

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone's version of this classic story, and the lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones. With a gorgeous cover in keeping with the rest of the Folk Tale Classics series, the story of Jack and his magic be...

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

FROM THE PUBLISHER

The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.

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The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)

The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)

$6.99

**Description from Amazon: Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "‘Not I!’ said the cat. ‘Not I!’ said the dog. ‘Not I!’ said the mouse." They won’t water, cut, or grind the wheat . ...

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Little Red Riding Hood (Folk Tale Classics)

Little Red Riding Hood (Folk Tale Classics)

**Description from Amazon: “Once upon a time there was a sweet little maiden who was loved by all who knew her . . .”So begins this classic tale about Little Red Riding Hood and her encounter with the wolf one day when she is on her way to visit her sick grandmother. Paul Galdone has drawn on the Brothers Grimm version of...

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Puss in Boots (Folk Tale Classics)

Puss in Boots (Folk Tale Classics)

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: When the  miller's youngest son recieves only Puss as his inheritance, he wonders how his father expects him to make a living with a single cat. But Puss is no ordinary feline. All he asks for is a new pair of boots and he promises that fortune will come their way. With Puss in Boots working for hi...

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The Teeny-Tiny Woman (Folk Tale Classics)

The Teeny-Tiny Woman (Folk Tale Classics)

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: Give me my bone!       When a teeny-tiny woman finds a teeny-tiny bone in the teeny-tiny village churchyard, she takes it home to boil for her teeny-tiny supper. She never expects the bone will object. This old English ghost story, retold and illustrated with singular wit by Paul Galdone, is s...

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