In this story about acting with respect and responsibility, a boy keeps finding himself in trouble until a wise tree teaches him to ask, “What if I do this? What could happen?”
A friendly old mulberry tree teaches this brother and sister to pause and think before they use hurtful words, make dangerous choices, or are just plain inconsiderate.
“If you’ll hurt yourself, hurt someone else, or make your momma mad… you should probably change your action.”
With a few chuckles and some heartfelt moments, children learn to consider the consequences and adjust their actions before they get themselves into trouble.
“What if?” is a story that teaches lessons in treating others with respect, taking responsibility, and building self-control. Free online worksheets, printables, and lessons plans at http://TalkingTreeBooks.com make this a great resource for teachers and parents who want to teach children to think before they act.
Written for children grades K-4, the Talking with Trees book series features supersize pictures that engage children emotionally, helping them learn how to use their hearts and minds to guide them toward building good character traits. The included discussion guide helps parents and teachers expand on the story to talk about children's own experiences building good character.
Book includes audio of the book, read by the author.