Whether we've been the subject of a rumor or the one spreading a rumor about someone else, most of us have been involved with rumors somehow. But how many people really stop to think about the damaging effects? Fortunately, award-winning author Julia Cook does, and cleverly brings this serious subject to light in an entertaining and funny, but cautionary, tale about the importance of NOT starting or spreading rumors.
Told through the eyes of the rumor marble, the story describes how a simple misunderstanding starts a chain reaction that can't be undone.
K-6 students will laugh as they read this story and are reminded that it's much easier to prevent a train or a rolling rumor marble from starting to roll forward than trying to stop one!
Julia Cook is a former school counselor and teacher who has evolved into a national award-winning children's author, parenting expert and inspirational speaker. She travels the country and abroad discussing her stories, encouraging children to laugh while learning to solve their own problems. Cook's research-based books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Care.com, Military Spouse, Yahoo.com, Dr.laura.com, and babyzone.com. With approximately two million books in print, she has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by The National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards. Julia is a proud mother and grandmother.