I Quit! A Children’s Book With a Lesson In Overcoming Anger and Envy Book Review
This is a book review of the children’s book I Quit by Sarah Beliza Tucker.
Ringo Weasel wants to be the best at everything. But when things don’t go his way, he gets angry…very…VERY…ANGRY!
This little weasel is used to getting what he wants. So when his plan to dominate in every sport fails, his ego is crushed, he has the ultimate meltdown, and he wants to quit!
Instead of ignoring Ringo’s cries of envy, his friends and mentor help him see another path to achieving his goals.
Will Ringo quit or persevere to be the winner he dreams of being?
Any book that encourages self awareness and teaches kids how to process negative emotions is a win for parents! Sarah Beliza Tucker’s series, The Adventures of Harry and Friends, is designed to help youngsters learn and grow through their challenges. Her latest volume, I Quit! A Children’s Book With A Lesson in Overcoming Anger and Envy focuses on managing anger and envy, and adults will no doubt learn right alongside their kiddos!
Ringo the weasel expects to win. However, on the basketball court, he discovers that he’s not as skilled as he hoped, and he reacts in rage! His goal to be the best at every sport is thwarted, and he throws an epic tantrum. Any kid who’s ever felt frustrated will relate, and adults will recognize the negative emotions they may still experience when they’re feeling defeated.
Through the series’ signature Black Belt Principles approach, Ringo’s friends remind him of their mentor and his teachings. Their words teach readers that the answer to frustration isn’t to avoid challenges, it’s to embrace difficulty and learn from adversity. Success isn’t easy, but if you are patient and consistent, you can become a champion.
Ringo’s reactions make him a character that kids and their grownups can relate to. He’s flawed and imperfect, but he’s hurting, and his friends respond in empathy. This story is a powerful tool for helping kids understand that they don’t need to be controlled by their emotions; there’s a way to live that brings growth and fulfillment. Only through perseverance can you truly improve in a new area.
Especially during this pandemic, kids are facing huge daily frustrations and challenges. They’ve been asked to try new things and adjust to new situations time and time again. Ringo’s story is a fantastic way for parents and caregivers to address anger management with positivity and hope. Make sure you give it a read!
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About the Author, Sarah Beliza Tucker
“Sarah Beliza Tucker has been working in Children’s Media for almost 30 years.
Starting as a Fox Kids Club actress and producer, she learned to hold the attention of children through media since her teens. She moved on to theater, animation and video game production.
She is dedicated to producing media that does more than entertain, but also instills life lessons all children need to succeed.
Her company, Ocean Aire Productions, has been helping the martial arts industry teach character development worldwide since 2006! She is a co-owner of a martial arts school with her husband, where she has been teaching and developing Character Education Programs for children for over 20 years.
Sarah created Harry the Red Headed Lizard as a creative writing assignment in the ninth grade, and he has been with her ever since, evolving into what he is today. All the characters and mentors in her stories are based on the children, teachers and parents she has worked with over the past 20 years. Sarah brings a sense of realism within the fantasy world, she gives young children a safe place to learn life skills and problem solving by connecting them with characters that they can relate to.”
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Sarah Beliza Tucker in exchange for an honest review.