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Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out

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Freddie is back with his friends in a new book about controlling you’re not motions this time we’re talking about bugging out or making a big deal out of something small they are a great lessons to be had by all with fun and colorful illustrations it’s a little long so probably not for story time but great for classroom or at home.
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This is a good book to help children (and remind some adults!) that even though problems may all feel large, lots can be easily solved. This books also gave strategies to help deal with the problems, no matter the size. It also had cute illustrations!
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Each child is wired differently. Some can get overwhelmed very easily well others seem to bounce problems right off. Having an overwhelmed child can be well overwhelming. You want to validate their feelings but you also want them to know how to process problems so they can function socially and academically. This story is humorous in looking at problems. Freddie gets bugged out and when he gets bugged out, he can get stinky, and quite frankly all kinds of problems. Your child might experience an upset tummy, bathroom problems, or just plain anger.

To help, it is good to identify the big and small problems. The book identifies common small problems and how we can think these problems out to a better outcome than BUGGING OUT! We will have big problems and we want our children to be able to go to an adult for those big problems so they can work out solutions together.

What I love about this book is that it even identifies this bugging out. So many children feel alone when unable to cope with problems. That they are listened to and are valued. We want our children to feel this way so that they too can be good listeners and value others. We cannot give what we never receive. Highly recommend. I love Boy Town Press publications.

A special thank you to Boy Town Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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I enjoyed reading this adorably drawn book to my kids. I love that it goes over how to analyze your problem and response in a simple to understand way for kids. This was more about managing your reaction to things and if it was a medium or large problem it told you to go for an adult. 

In the words of my four and six year olds “this book was awesome”.
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What a fantastic little book. I think some adults could really learn from this. It shows how not all problems have to be "big" problems that require big reactions. 

The illustrations are eye-catching and the story is easy to follow. Perfect for children and adults alike. 🙂
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Another wonderful book from Boys Town Press. In this installment of Freddie and Friends, they learn about controlling their anger and how to evaluate problems. A fantastic addition to any classroom.

Thank you NetGalley and Boys Town Press for the opportunity to read an advance reader's copy.
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Freddie is trying to help her friend Stinkbug Stella on her first day of school.  This book talks about the difference between big, little problems and all in-between. This would be wonderful.for a classroom read aloud to share ways to figure out if your day has big or small problems. Even as a bedtime read or a book to use when your child comes home from having a hard day at school or with friends.
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I received an eARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

By seeing how Stella the stinkbug is taught how to cope in different situations, young readers will be able to come up with their own coping mechanisms to deal with things that happen to them. From small inconveniences to larger more important emergencies. 

Insightful and helpful, this will be a great book for guardians to help the children in their care to develop and grow, especially with children that are hypersensitive to stimuli.
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I read this book with my daughter and she really enjoyed it.

She liked the story and was a big fan of stink bug (we call them shield bugs in the UK).

I liked the story as a parent and how it shows to calm down and try not to get upset about a situation, can it be easily fixed, do you need a grown up to help – good points to help give a younger child focus as they do blow things out of proportion at times.

It is 4 stars from me this one – highly recommended!
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Freddie & Friends Bugging Out by Kimberly Delude is another installment in the Freddie the Fly book series. It tells the story of Stella who feels that bad things happen to her. Mrs. Monarch helps teach Stella that not all problems weigh the same. Some problems are Big Heavy problems which are emergencies and adult assistance is necessary to solve the problem. MEH problems are problems that may require adult help, but won’t take as long to fix. NO BIGS are problems which affect few people and can be solved quickly without the aid of an adult. Mrs. Monarch further explains how bugging out makes her more upset and the problems harder to solve. There is also a tips for parent and educators page which provides additional insight on how to teach this important skill to children. This is another excellent book by Boys Town Press and I will most definitely be adding this to my social skills curriculum and my classroom library.
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I think many kids would be able to relate to this book, as Freddie gets bothered by many things. The strategies might be good for many.
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This is a children's book that I read to my 7 years old twin boys. I loved the pictures in this book, and my boys loved the pictures. They were laughing at the pictures, and they talked about the faces on the bugs. I really loved the story and  the message in this book. This book teaches kids they do not have to freak out everything time something happens, and that they do not have to ran to adults every time something happens. I really loved this book. I think this book would be great in classrooms. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Boys Town Press) or author (Kimberly Delude) via NetGalley, so I can give honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. This book is schedule to be release on March 3-2021.
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