INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SHARE (Book #1)
An adorable, imaginative hippo dreams of going to the moon!
Skipping to his own beat, Bentley the hippo is stopped in his trails when he is "clunked" on the head with a banana thrown by Jaxon, a silly monkey. Jaxon doesn't know how to share or how to be a good friend.
Instead of saying hello, he throws bananas!
Instead of kindly sharing his food, he throws bananas!
Instead of saying goodbye, he throws bananas!
Luckily for Jaxon, Bentley takes the time to teach him a valuable lesson on how to share and what it means to be a true friend. When Jaxon realizes how good it feels when his new friend, Bentley shares, he can't stop himself from showing kindness and sharing too!
A perfect lesson-in-disguise for children of all ages.
INSPIRING CHILDREN TO BE KIND (Book #2)
What happens when the bully becomes the victim?
Bentley and his friends are en route to the Annual Fair when there's a fuss at the back of the bus. Toby the elephant sits quietly as others point fingers, making fun of him, when the bus finally stops, his glasses are taken from him
Spending the day at the fair, Bentley tries to cheer up Toby when a cry for help is heard in the distance.
Surprised at who it is, will Bentley and the others help or ignore the sound and keep on searching for Toby's glasses?
Inspiring Children to be Kind, the 2nd book in the 5-book series addresses:
★ A sensitive and difficult topic for many children
★ Signs and types of bullying.
★ Act of Kindness
And who better to address this topic than the most adorable hippo and friend, Bentley.
Ever wonder why some have it easy while others struggle?
We often think our only option is to quit.
INSPIRING CHILDREN TO NEVER GIVE UP (Book #3)
Does your child sometimes feel overwhelmed and want to just give up?
Unfortunately, it is human nature for our inner negative self-talk to get the best of us and lead us to think that we cannot do something, even though we know we can.
On this adventure Bentley and his friends meet children that have special needs. Listening to them talk about their own struggles, Bentley and the others reveal that they too have challenges. The children are all surprised. Looking out through a hospital room window is Julia, a sad little girl having treatment and wishing she could be outside with her friends. Bentley spots her and comes up with a plan to cheer her up
A heart-warming story of resilience, friendship, strength, and love
Children will learn:
that not all disabilities and challenges are visible.
to accept each other despite their special needs
to celebrate one's abilities and not focus on their disabilities.
that with the help of friends, anything is possible.
no matter how difficult things are, never stop believing.
His biggest and most important lesson is convincing Julia, a little girl in a hospital room to Never Give Up
This heart-warming story teaches children to be resilient and that a bad day is not a bad life.
INSPIRING CHILDREN TO BE PATIENT (Book #4)
Jaxon the monkey just can't sit still.
Racing ahead pointing in the distance Bentley follows this silly monkey. A large crowd has gathered making it impossible for Jaxon to see what the fuss is all about.
Sprinting to the front of the line, Jaxon is stopped and directed to the back of the line by the ticket agent. Frustrated, Jaxon looks around waiting for the right moment. Determined, he makes a mad dash.
Inspiring Children to be Patient teaches:
the importance of waiting your turn.
understanding the meaning of being patient
identifying ways to stay calm.
respecting others around
Bentley has his hands full with this hyperactive monkey. The illustrations and expressions will have you giggling in this entertaining and educational story.
The fourth in the Inspiring Children Series makes a wonderful gift for any occasion, and a great addition to classrooms, libraries, and daycare facilities.
INSPIRING CHILDREN TO ACCEPT EACH OTHER (Book #5)
Bentley is about to board a rocket for the trip of a lifetime.
His friends however are not allowed to join him as they are "different"
Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other teaches children about diversity and inclusion.
Children, and adults alike, should:
embrace our differences
accept one's abilities and not focus on their disabilities
recognize and respect diversity and
Too short, too tall, curly hair, no hair, dark skin light skin, walking or wheeling,
children will see themselves through the diverse characters known to Bentley as 'his friends'.
A great conversation starter for parents, teachers, and educators, Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other reinforces the importance of being different, and that we all matter and we all belong.
Children's favorite kindness advocate, Bentley, is faced with a decision to follow his dream or stand by his friends.
A great gift for any child that may wonder why they are different, why they are excluded, or perhaps question their self-worth.
Recommend by psychologists as a wonderful resource to share with children with special needs reinforcing their belief that
they are just as important as anyone else and that we all must celebrate our abilities and not focus on our disabilities.