My Mouth Is A Volcano

by Julia Cook

Paperback, 2005

Status

Available

Call number

177.1

Publication

National Center for Youth Issues (2005), Edition: 1, 32 pages

Description

Teaching children how to manage their thoughts and words without interrupting. Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say, his words rumble and grumble in his tummy, they wiggle and jiggle on his tongue and then they push on his teeth, right before he ERUPTS (or interrupts). His mouth is a volcano! But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to help them manage their rambunctious thoughts and words. Told from Louis' perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member mistydolph
I read this book to my four year old preschool class after we had some issues with children interrupting each other. The class loved the book and for several days afterwards I would hear them telling each other not to be a "volcano mouth"!
LibraryThing member kwatson87
Ages:4-6
This book is about a young boy who loves to talk. He says anything and everything that comes to his mind. Sometimes he comes off as being rude or interruptive to others. The young boy is learning how to speak appropriately and take turns while talking to others.
LibraryThing member cmbeck
A funny story about being polite and not interrupting adults as they speak. I teaches a lesson of the positive way to address the behavior. No one want to be a volcano mouth.
Ages 4 and up
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LibraryThing member amlugo
This funny story explains about being polite and not interrupting. It provides a positive way to teach children about the right behavior. Ages 4+
LibraryThing member cpaavola
This is a great children’s picture book that talks about self-control in a fun way. There is a little boy named Louis who has a really hard time keeping his word in his mouth. They just erupt like his mouth is a volcano! His mother tell him that when he has really important words he wants to say
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he should bite down and not let the words out, then take a deep breath in breath them out. When it is his turn he should take another deep breath to get the words back and then he can share them. There is a lot of repetition of the same phrases so it makes it a very predictable book. It is a great book if there is a lot of interrupting or talking out of turn in the classroom. Teachers could have their students practice this a few times and then if they ever need to make a plan for themselves on how to not talk out of turn, they have this idea as a resource to help them think before acting. The illustrations are brightly colored pictures that possibly use pastels.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His
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mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2005

Physical description

9 x 8 inches

ISBN

1931636850 / 9781931636858

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