ABOUT THE BOOK:
After much anticipation, Joanie Maloney finally gets her very own cell phone! Knowing that owning a cell phone requires responsibility and sound judgment, Joanie's mom requires her to complete a Cell Phone Safety Course. "Mom, it's a phone... it's not a weapon!" Joanie exclaims.
Along with Joanie, children will learn the six rules of cell phone usage which are designed not only to keep them safe, but also to keep them from being tempted to hurt others. By knowing the rules, children can become masters of their cell phones and avoid becoming a "Cell Phoney!"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the "what to say" and the "how to say it."
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
Julia Cook has done it again, with another excellent book. This book is timely, fun, and informative. School counselors can use her books in classroom lessons, and individual and group counseling sessions. Julia's books are a "must have" for school counseling programs.
Sylinda G. Banks, Ed.D, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Norfolf State University and American School Counselor Association, President 2012-2013
Cell Phones are prolific and powerful tools among kids for socializing and sharing. Cell Phoney will help kids establish better boundaries for using cell phones responsibly and minimize the risk of hurting themselves or others. Once again, Julia presents important life lessons in an entertaining and fun way. Kids will love this book.
Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University