It’s wise Josephine to the rescue again when first Vinnie then Tom admit to feeling useless with no purpose.
Vinnie can leap six times his height.
Tom is the best ball player.
They can see the special qualities in each other but not in themselves.
Vinnie the kitten felt useless because he compared himself to Tom, Muttley, and Jo. Tom felt useless and ugly because he compared himself to bigger dogs Muttley and Jo.
Just as Jo told Tom in book 5 that being different is no reason to dislike someone, in You Are Special, she points out those differences sometimes make us unique and should be celebrated.
Self-esteem and self-awareness are highlighted in this insightful and beautifully illustrated tale (don’t miss Tom’s eyes!) that parents won’t just read to their children but also learn from.
Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special
Illustrated by S C Cunningham
Ever wish you could ask someone the big life questions?
Tom and Vincent have a full list for their friend, Ginormous Jo. Being in a unique family of three dogs and a kitten, they are all the best of friends. Tom, a little white dog and Vincent, a small kitten, play quietly in the backyard until they start asking questions about life. Are they special? Why do they feel they don’t fit in?
They come up with a list to ask Ginormous Jo, the friendly senior dog in the house. She takes the two to heart and listens to their questions. The answers might be astonishing to the pair, but they are an excellent example of how you can learn from those wiser than yourself. But the important thing, of course, is they asked for help from an elder. She teaches them how they are already special. And that through recycling, they can help save the whole world!
This darling little picture book continues the Ginormous Jo serious stressing the importance of asking questions and being honest with your elders. It helps model how children should feel free to express their feelings to loved ones older than them, and follow the advice. It stresses how anyone can be special by their personal effort to better the world. This is a great book for any children’s library especially as a gift from a grandparent or older sibling.
About The Ginormous Series
(Children 3-12 years of age)
Through The Ginormous Series children learn how to communicate their problems and work through their feelings. Loving, engaging adventures that follow pets discussing their ‘life handling’ problems and how they solve them together.
In ‘Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s Welcoming Arms’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special’, ‘Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark’ and ‘Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend’ the animals chat about lots of ‘stuff’. Bullying, recycling, welcoming new members to a family or classroom, feeling alone, listening, learning and caring for others. A great addition to any child’s home or teacher’s read-aloud library. Encouraging thought-provoking conversation between adult and child.
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G I V E A W A Y
Win a choice of 1 paperback from the first 6 books of the Ginormous Jo Series
Winner can choose from
- Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark
- Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend
- Ginormous Jo’s Secret
- Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies
- Ginormous Joe’s Welcoming Arms
- Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special
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About S C Cunningham
Owned by 3 dogs and a cat, Cunningham normally writes suspense thrillers. As respite from her crime novels, she creates children’s picture books, each with a theme to gently teach our precious young and help open up conversation. The Ginormous Series is based on Cunningham’s beloved family pets – Joe, Muttley, Dali (Jo), Tom and Vinnie.
She is an ex-model, British born of Irish roots that married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator and Intelligence Analyst for the Police. She supports causes for: Veterans, MH, Child and Animal Protection.
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