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Children’s Problem Solving Series

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

illustrated by Marina Megale

Second Edition

Interest in this classic series has never diminished since the six books were first published in the years between 1982 and 1986.

Though each book has received loving attention to its text and illustrations, no changes have been made to the unique and effective story format developed by Elizabeth Crary. Children and adults alike will appreciate the improved appearance that makes these books easier and more fun to use.

This series helps preschool and elementary school-aged children begin to learn problem-solving skills. Each book introduces a specific problem familiar to most children and then prompts the child to consider alternative solutions. These books encourage critical thinking and exploration of ideas within a familiar situation. An introduction explains the way in which these books may be used, and provides helpful tips to assist you in drawing your child out.

Ideal beginner books on conflict resolution for children, parents, and teachers.

I Want It—Megan and Amy want to play with the same truck. What will happen?

I Want to Play—Danny is tired of playing alone and wants to have a friend.

My Name Is Not Dummy—Jenny doesn’t like being called “dummy” or “cry baby.”

I’m Lost—Gabriela has lost her dad at the zoo and is unhappy. How can she find him?

I Can’t Wait—Luke want his turn on the tumbling mat NOW. What can he do?

Mommy, Don’t Go—Matthew doesn’t want to stay with the baby-sitter.

Book cover

2nd edition, updated,
redesigned, and re-illustrated

Useful for 3–8 years
32 pages each
$9.95 paper each
(except I Want It and I Can’t Wait [$7.95])
$16.95 library each

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Last updated January 21, 2015