When I taught elementary school, I was constantly on the lookout for children’s books with appealing narratives that contained important messages. Had Trudy Ludwig been publishing her acclaimed picture books during my teaching days, every single title would have been found in my classroom library. Not that I’m dwelling on missed opportunities here – I couldn’t be more grateful as a parent to have such wonderfully written books to draw from at home in dealing with difficult friendship issues and nontraditional bullying.
Ludwig is a master at weaving important problem solving skills and coping strategies into realistic and relevant stories for kids. Continue reading