In this second book of the Trotters of Tweeville series, one little girl works hard to practice kindness and care when speaking to others.
“Harraf Namrattle lives in Tweeville and is a girl who always says what she thinks–no matter what! She doesn’t seem to understand that sometimes words can hurt others’ feelings and that some things are better left unsaid. Today, however, Harraf’s mother reminds her to;…”
Think before you speak!
Harraf sets out to play baseball with her friend Bo, who has a new baseball mitt. What will she say when she sees it?Then she meets her friend Hennaj, who has a lemonade stand. What will she say when she tries the lemonade? When she sees another friend drawing on the
sidewalk, will she take her mother’s advice and be nice? Can Harraf Namrattle
learn to think before she speaks and to be kind to the people in Tweeville?
“Harraf Namrattle is a typical young girl that likes to say exactly what she thinks without thinking about how it may affect the feelings of others. One day before she goes out to play, her mother tells her to think about what she has to say, and to try to be nice. Throughout the day, she comes across several situations where she thinks before she speaks and finds the nicer things to say. She learns that by doing this, she can be nice and feel better about herself as well. It’s a good lesson of ‘think before you speak’.”
– Reviewed through Netgalley and Smith Publicity.
About the Author
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman is a wife and mother of five children. Shirin lives in New Jersey with her family, where she was born and raised. She is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and is licensed in NJ. Her 17 year counseling career has focused solely on children and adolescents and their families.
Most recently Shirin’s practice has transformed into “mobile” therapy, where she counsels in a clients’ home rather than the traditional counselor office. This allows her to experience a child in his/her element-a much more natural setting. Her attention has been children and adolescents who have difficulty socializing with their peers, developing and maintaining focus on daily tasks, managing behavior within a school setting, as well as a familial setting.
She utilizes experiential therapies, which is a process whereby-as she puts it- “if you can experience it you can feel it, and if you can feel it you can choose whether or not to recreate it.” When asked about her inspiration for this book, she stated, “This book series is my attempt to ‘recreate’ the practice of that infamous ‘golden rule.'”