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The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck (saddle-stitched)
When Rosa doesn’t get what she wants for her birthday, she finds that her angry thoughts stick to her like glue. A series of unusual characters arrive, each promising to remove the negative thoughts from her head, but only one can lead Rosa to the truth about how to find happiness. This is a fun, delightfully illustrated story told in rhyme.
Academics’ Choice Award Winner!
Rosa wants a robot for her birthday, but when she doesn’t get the one she wants, she finds that her angry and dissatisfied thoughts stick to her like glue, and she can’t seem to get rid of them. Three unusual characters arrive, each promising to remove the negative thoughts from her head, but each one fails and in fact only serves to make the situation worse. Finally a new character appears and leads Rosa to the truth about how to combat ignorance, hate, and greed so that she can find happiness, even when things don’t go exactly as planned.
This fun story, told in rhyme, is delightfully illustrated and includes pages in the back that provide an explanation of the basics of Buddhist philosophy, questions for discussion, and resources for further explanation.
This is a saddle-stitched (stapled) edition of this book. Saddle-stitched books are more durable and less expensive than perfect-bound (glued) books. This book also comes in a perfect-bound edition, which has the advantage of a printed spine so that it can be found readily on a bookshelf. (See below.)
“…the book is beautifully illustrated…. It’s a fun read, the rhymes flow nicely, and it presents important topics to discuss with young children such as compassion, suffering, wants vs. needs, and how our thoughts impact our feelings.” – Academics’ Choice review