How to Apologize by David LaRochelle & illus. by Mike Wohnoutka

Many thanks to Candlewick Press for this copy of How to Apologize, which I suspect is going to be a book we read A LOT as the twins get older.

From the team behind See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog comes a funny and handy guide that explains just how (and how not!) to say “I’m sorry.”

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize? Luckily, this humorous guidebook is full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you’re sorry. From a porcupine who accidentally popped his friend’s balloon to a snail who was running so fast he stepped on a sloth’s toes, hilarious examples and sweet illustrations abound. For both listeners who are just learning and older readers who need a refresher, this book will come as a welcome reminder that even though apologizing can be hard, it doesn’t have to be complicated.

This book actually is a really great way to explain simply to kids why we apologize, and how to do so (including examples of how NOT to make a kind, sincere apology).

Honestly, every parent needs a copy of this book in their arsenal. It’s got charming illustrations and uses cute, funny examples to help kids learn how to apologize and understand why it’s important. It even makes sure to explain that apologizing not only makes others feel better, but it makes YOU feel better, too!

How to Apologize is available now.

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