Sally Sore Loser ? A Story About Winning and Losing
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With the help of her teacher and her mom, Sally learns how to be a good winner and a good loser, and that the most important thing is having fun.
With the help of her teacher and her mom, Sally learns the rules for being a good winner and a good loser. She learns to say to herself, "I've won if I had fun!"
Sally loves to be first at everything! She is first in line at school. She is first out the door at recess. She is first at dinner finishing her mac 'n' cheese! Unfortunately, Sally dislikes losing and this can lead to hot tempers and hurt feelings. She even gets the nickname "Sally Sore Loser" from her classmates at school.
A Note to Parents is included, with practical tips for teaching children to be good winners and good losers.From the Note to Parents:
Good sportsmanship and learning how to play well with others are important skills to teach children on and off the field. “Being a good sport” is not an innate skill. Beginning in early childhood, children need to learn how to share, follow rules, handle emotions, try their best, and win and lose with respect, dignity, and graciousness.
"Sally Sore Loser is an invaluable resource for teaching an important lifelong social skill, highly recommended for parents as well as for school and public library children's collections."—Midwest Book Review
"Expressive, cartoon-style watercolor illustrations support the text well. The parent/teacher material in the back reminds adults that modeling good sportsmanship is just as important as teaching it to children. Useful for group and individual discussion"—School Library Journal
"Frank Sileo has written a children's book that's entertaining for kids but also educational for both kids and parents…I'd call that a winner…Thanks Frank!"—Jason Priestley, Actor, Director, Father
“Sally Sore Loser is a wonderful book about some of the challenges many children face as they develop their own athletic and personal identity. Dr. Frank Sileo provides a wonderful story and excellent suggestions on being a good sport. Even if you have a child who isn’t dealing with these issues, it is likely she/he knows someone who is, and this story can help understand this friend and how best to work with this friend and keep a friendship strong. You’ll enjoy this story!”—Michael L. Sachs, PhD, Professor, College of Health Professions, Temple University
"I found Dr. Frank's book, Sally Sore Loser to be spot on when it comes to helping children understand the concept of what it means to be a good sport. There's a misconception in our culture that in order to be successful, you have to be angry and crush the competition. In my experience, nothing can be further from the truth, and Dr. Frank illustrates this point so well when he emphasizes the importance in having fun and being polite to the opposite team. The irony here is that the more fun young children have with the sports they are playing, the greater the chance they will experience success. Think about it…what good is success if when it's finally achieved you're miserable and nobody likes you? I especially enjoyed and found extremely valuable the "Note to Parents" section where Dr. Frank talks about modeling good sportsmanship. The best way parents can make a positive impact on their children's lives is to be there for them in good times, and bad — to be good listeners to help children process their feelings and to validate their self-worth, no matter what the outcome. I love the statement, "As adults, we need to be good sports, too!" I would highly recommend this book and give it a 10.0!"—Mitch Gaylord, Olympic gold medalist, father