Boo-Boo!

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A sweet book with adorable illustrations designed to help young children cope with minor injuries. Includes an instructive Note to Parents and Caregivers, a hallmark of these fine Magination Press publications. Thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC; opinions are mine. Pub Date 30 Oct 2018. #BooBoo #NetGalley
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Wonderful illustrations. Good book to read with kids and good topic to discuss with kids. Read it with kids.
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This is a fun story that my daughter enjoyed. The story is only short but it is easy to follow. The images are lovely too. 3.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 4 stars for Amazon and Goodreads – a really enjoyable story!
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Boo-Boo

JoJo runs fast.  She falls and gets a boo-boo on her chin.  Daddy makes JoJo’s boo-boo feel better by putting a band-aid on JoJo’s boo-boo.  JoJo puts a band-aid on Daddy’s chin too.

This book is a way to teach young children that boo-boos are temporary.  It also shows that band-aids can make the boo-boo better.  What child doesn’t like band-aids once they figure out they don’t hurt.

While this book is for a toddler, it also includes helpful suggestions for parents of toddlers.  These are helpful in handling the scary situations that sometimes parents are unprepared for.  Parents should read these ahead of time to ensure that they know how to handle these situations before they occur.


I received an eBook ARC in exchange for an honest review.  This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.
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Whereas I usually review individual books, today I’m taking a look at a series of three titles published by the American Psychological Association: The Terrific Toddlers series, consisting of the titles Boo-Boo!, Bye-Bye! and All Mine! Each book is aimed at toddlers and deals with a specific everyday issue, namely: injuries, saying goodbye, and sharing (or defending!) possessions.

The stories are written in a straightforward, realistic style that toddlers can easily understand. However, what makes these books unique is the “Notes to Parents and Caregivers” section at the back, explaining this difficult developmental stage and giving advice on how to support a child and teach them to express their emotions. The stories thus serve a dual purpose of entertaining picture book and parental help guide!

The illustrations calm and reassure the reader with their simplicity and soft palette, while nicely complementing the stories. A cute, entertaining and subtly educational series of books for young children and their parents!
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Really cute series of books for early readers. My children loved these books, and the adorable illustrations. My 5 year old was very excited that it was a book he could read to his brothers. We loved these!! Highly recommended.
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The best of this batch, Jojo has fallen and hurt her chin.  She needs her boo boo bandaged.  Daddy has to help and try to make the crying stop and an unwilling child willing to be cleaned and doctored.  Overall a nice book with ideas that work for parent and child.
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Jo Jo is running fast and falls down.  Ouch!  She bumps her chin  hard and starts to cry ...  Jo Jo now has a boo boo!  Oh my! 

Her loving Daddy scoops her up, asks if she is okay, and kisses her boo boo.  He assures her with a loving hug that he will fix it for her.  Scared little Jo Jo resists when he gently washes her boo boo and tenderly places a bandaid over her scrape.  Daddy asks her, "Does Daddy have a  boo-boo, too?  Smiling through her tears Jo Jo sticks a Band-Aid on Daddy's nose!  

This sweet book is written in simple, relatable language and the illustrations animate the words in this "Terrific Toddlers" series.  Daddy not only nurses Jo Jo's minor mishap but also her heart as he helps her understand that small cuts and scrapes aren't so scary after all.  Included at the end of the book is a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" section that advises them to:  help their child acknowledge their fear, points out the importance of keeping your child calm and suggests that they use distractions to take the child's mind off of their minor injuries.  I highly recommend this book.
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I really like these books! They teach both parents and kids how to deal with hard situations. My 1 year old son doesn't quite understand what a boo boo is yet but this will be helpful when he is a bit older. The pictures are simple and relatable, the tips for parents and caregivers in the back are an added bonus. This would be a great gift for grandparents or new parents!
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Sounds like a toddler when  they get an owie! I liked this book. I think it would be a good one for a child with a boo-boo. Or even without one- to be prepared. Illustrations were cute! I liked the daddy with the band aide on his nose!  Cute!
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Diverse characters; demonstrates addressing a child's fears (falling when playing), validating their feelings, and distracting them as a coping mechanism.  A quick read to make getting a boo-boo a little less scary.
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This is the second book that I have read in this series, which has the backing of the American Psychological Association.  It is a simple read aloud/picture book.  A little girl falls and her father helps her by acknowledging her fear and, at her pace, patching her up with a band-aid.  This story will be reassuring to toddlers as it reminds them that boo-boos can be fixed.  There is a very helpful section for parents at the back.  An excellent choice for a home or day care library.
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A book from the Terrific Toddler Series and the American Psychological Association. A cute book about Boo Boos for toddlers and parents that explain that we all get boo boos and sometimes they hurt and can even be scary. Jo Jo runs and falls like so many toddlers and daddy helps with kisses, cleaning the wound, and silly band-aides. Very cute, colorful illustrations and easy to read to young children. You can easily have discussions with them about if they have ever had a boo-boo.......did it hurt....did you cry? They also give suggestions for parents: Acknowledge their fear; Keep calm; and  Use distractions.
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Same kind than the Bye-Bye I just reviewed. This one is better in the way it explain that a young kid will hurts himself and how his parents will take care of him and how. Simple and basic again, but I find it less repetitive and it have a better representation of the subject.
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