What Do You Do With A Problem?

What Do You Do With A Problem?

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"What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared."--Book jacket.
Publisher: [Seattle, WA] : Compendium Kids, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781943200009
1943200009
Branch Call Number: XXF YAMADA, KOBI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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1djs
Aug 11, 2017

I was disappointed since I thought there might be examples to help a child work through a problem. Instead, this book felt vague and the illustrations (which were dark and almost scary) showed the problem as only a cloud. I realize that's the way problems can feel, but this is for children who might need a direct example to relate to. Several pages were dedicated to how NOT to deal with a problem, then the main character gets tired and decides to deal with his problem head on. After dealing with the problem, he realizes that problems can be opportunities to grow and be brave. This felt very, very oversimplified. What child would come to that conclusion? I, as an adult, have trouble looking for that "opportunity" in all my problems.

I realize most don't read the book this way, and I'm all for a book to go through productive steps in solving problems, but this was way off the mark for me.

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BlueGreen71
Apr 27, 2017

So what do you do with a problem? How can you keep it from becoming an even larger worry than what it already is to you? This book deals with the idea that problems can sometimes seem impossible to solve, but if we view them as opportunities for growth then we can take the power to direct our own lives back.

AL_LAUREN Feb 15, 2017

What Do You Do With A Problem is a beautifully-written book that not only includes problem solving and critical thinking, but the images also allow the reader to go through the process with the character in an artistically imaginative way. It's a very real way for children to express how they feel about a problem, what happens when you try to ignore it, and what happens when you see the problem as an opportunity for change.

JCLAllisonD Oct 28, 2016

Inspiring text has the potential to comfort little ones who might be facing challenging circumstances. Most motivational quote: "It was an opportunity for me to learn and to grow. To be brave. To do something."

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joywolf83
Aug 11, 2016

He lives in Washington. Interesting way to describe how to deal with problems

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