Learn to be proactive with the 7 Oaks gang in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition of the first book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series from Sean Covey and Stacy Curtis.
Biff the beaver is always making fun of Pokey’s quills. Every day at school he makes jokes about them in front of everyone and no matter how much his friends try to help, Pokey just can’t help but feel bad when Biff says mean things. It isn’t until he learns to ignore Biff that he can stop being so bothered by his comments.
With short lyrical text, each of the Level 2 Ready-to-Reads in this winning series focuses on one habit.
Beginning a series of small books spun off from Covey's The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, this story demonstrates the first of the seven habits, "Be Proactive: You're in Charge," which is explained further in a "Parents' Corner." Pokey the Porcupine, who lives in the town of 7 Oaks, is picked on at school because of the quills on his back. Though some of Pokey's friends are supportive ("You're a porcupine you're supposed to have quills"), Pokey must learn to appreciate his unique qualities for himself. Pokey's story is a little thin, but the discussion questions may help concerned parents. Also available: When I Grow Up. Ages 2 6.