Use Your Words: A Child's Struggle to Understand the Concept of War

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Use your words, a child's srtuggle to understand the concept of war. The American child in this book just can't understand what is going on in his country. Although he has always been told to use only his words when he is upset or angry, he and his friends overhear on the TV news and from other people that American Soldiers are using weapons to fight in a war. Now he finds himself confused and needs to talk about what it all means.........and soon.

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This is my second book. my first book No lobster, Please! A story of a child with a severe seafood allergy, was just listed this month in TIME for Kids, The Big Picture Edition, teacher's Guide for recommended reading this month, March 2004. have a degree in Human Services and have worked in the social work field with children and adults. I live in Massachusetts with my husband and four children. I am 34 yesars old.

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Grade 1-3–A child is confused because he is told to solve problems by using words, and he wonders why America doesn't do the same. His father explains that our leaders try to solve arguments this way, but that when this method fails, we must go to war to protect our country. The father continues to explain that, "As Americans, we try to stick together in times of need and support our President, just like our family and friends support us when we need them." After this discussion, the boy feels much better and is proud to be an American. Crayon drawings done by children decorate the pages. Although the concept is worthy, the execution is a bit simplistic, and the print on dark or busy backgrounds is often difficult to decipher.–Sandra Welzenbach, Memorial High School, San Antonio, TX
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