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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m picky. Really, super picky. That means it’s rare that I come across a new counseling book and think “YES I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW”…but I had that exact reaction to this new book on tattling, Miles McHale, Tattletale (Little Boost)
I stumbled upon this gem in a stack of brand new books our librarian received for the library. We’ve used A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue;for awhile now, and sometimes use Tattlin’ Madeline, but I think this will be our new go-to. Unlike Tattle Tongue, it’s not overly long or wordy and it doesn’t contain a lengthy list of ‘rules’. Unlike Tattlin’ Madeline, it’s visually appealing and up to date. Unlike Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales;it doesn’t contain plays on speech that are inaccessible to my EL students. The examples also feel really true to what we see in our classes. It also handled the peer exclusion that can happen when a kiddo tattles a ton in a gentle way.
It was no surprise that when I looked up the author, I discovered she’d also penned Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost);which I also recommend.
***I’m linking the google books page for this here because it has an even longer preview than Amazon!***