Just Because: Where Seeing Another Point of View Makes a Better You

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Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award (2013), Young Voices Award (2012), Mom's Choice Gold Award (2012) and Creative Child Magazine Book of Year for Family Values (2012)! What is the value of sharing, taking action, and seeing another person's point of view? Meet two families who feel it's their responsibility to give back to others. Through delightful and whimsical illustrations, Just Because shows us how easy it is to give back to our community and to see things from a different perspective.

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Just Because is the first book in a series called Flip Side Stories™. 
Flip Side Stories™ is a series of stories that is intended to teach children to see another point of view. Each story has two sides of the same everyday situation that children can relate to. Just Because is about two families who are learning the value of giving to those in need and learning about needs and wants. The first family teaches their children why is important to give to others as they struggle to give their things away. The flip side is the family in need. They are teaching their children that even though they don't have a lot, they too can help others who are also in need and that they need to be thankful for the things they receive and already have. Just Because teaches the value of giving, being thankful, having empathy and compassion and working together to reach a goal.

Flip Side Stories™  teaches children how to see new perspectives, respect other points of view and encourages empathy and compassion for others. Future stories have their own lessons like self-perception, animal care, social cues, empathy, respecting other's things, bullying and more. Each story is written in poetic form and is divided in two parts sharing two different perspectives. Flip Side Stories™  have two distinct voices of the same everyday situation that is familiar to children and the adults who will read to them.  Many of the lessons are those that my family values and I am certain many other families will too.  

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Amber Housey grew up in Berkley, Michigan. She taught preschool for many years. Later, she taught first and second grade in her hometown of Berkley. She holds a Masters in the Art of Teaching.  She lives with her husband and three children (and two dogs Mango and Hershey) in Michigan. She enjoys volunteering at her children's schools and for a charity her husband founded called Building Bridges. She also loves photography, drawing, kickboxing and, of course, writing.  

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