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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues; 1 edition (September 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937870162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937870164
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Julia Cook is a former teacher and school guidance counselor. She is the recipient of several book awards including the AEP (Association for Educational Publishers) Distinguished Achievement Award and the Mom's Choice Award. The goal behind Julia's books is to actively involve readers into her creative stories and teach them to become "better." Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers.

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With over a million books in print, Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's book author. Several years ago, Julia was searching for an effective story to teach children about the differences between tattling and telling. When she couldn't find the right resource, she decided to write her own book - Tattle Tongue. Fast forward seven years later, and she has more than 50 published books and activity guides. She now travels the country inspiring others to follow in her footsteps. "There are so many ideas out there that need to be shared" says Julia who takes top research and creativity and translates it into "kid language" that is both entertaining and engaging. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behavior skills. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

Julia has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards. Her books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com, drlaura.com, and babyzone.com and she has also been featured on CNN's HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.

Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education, counseling and character conferences. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world.
- Julia Cook

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Cardinale on November 7, 2013
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These little games are the rage even with very young children. As an elementary school counselor this book is helpful in my work when that's all kids want to do is play their hand held game. Thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerry M on June 6, 2014
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As always, Julia Cook takes on an issue with fun and some great ideas. But It's Just a Game tackles the issue of video game addiction in young children. Jasper spends every moment thinking about, if not playing his game. It takes over his life and everything else (homework, chores, play, family) get forgotten. Mum takes on the Game Controller and extracts Jasper from his game and gets him back into life, all the while setting some firm boundaries for Jasper. There are same great ideas and internet links for parents/teachers/psychologists about internet and gaming addiction at the back of the book also. Great Stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corine - booksbycorine on April 14, 2014
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As a clinical psychologist, I love when I find a kid’s book that deals with a grow-up subject in a kid friendly way. In But It’s Just a Game, Author Julia Cook, deals with addiction/game addiction in a way kids can relate. I am using this book to help kids recognize how games/the internet can be addictive and how to set appropriately limits with games/the internet. This book ends with tips for parents and educators regarding games/the internet. The illustrations are engaging and colorful, and the main character, Jasper, is likable and relatable.
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I love the way she writes. I got most of her books. The kids will listen to them. The length is just right.
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By george m. burns on July 2, 2014
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Everything was perfect!
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By dolly on July 1, 2014
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This is another great Julia Cook book. This book is great to explain and show how a child needs to have balance in life.
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Keyboard my son bought for his tablet and loves it. He has dysgraphia and his handwriting is only legible by God himself and that's because He is always with him. The book I bought for work and have enjoyed reading it to children as a way to bridge the gap and start conversations about the pros and cons of obsessive behavior and the difference between healthy and not healthy behavior choices.
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