Sam has figured out a way to get what he wants when he wants it—he whines. In fact, it works so well that he’s started whining more and more to get his way. Not only does Sam’s mother give into his whining very quickly—he learned how to whine from her. Both Sam and his mother find themselves in quite the sticky situation when Sam’s whining leads them to being covered with cotton candy and stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel!
All parents want their children to whine less, but few notice that they might have a problem with whining too. Best-selling author Ginger Hubbard, along with Al Roland, help families think about whining with a silly story that will not only make them laugh, but will also encourage them to see how whining stems from a heart that wants things more than God. The parent resource page at the end of Sam and the Sticky Situation: A Book about Whining presents a biblical framework and practical suggestions to help children understand why they whine and how to learn a better way of expressing themselves.
Children ages 4-7 will love the story with its bright, fun illustrations, and along the way will learn that there are better ways than whining to get what they want.
Sam and the Sticky Situation is part of the new Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely series.
- 32 pages
- Jan 2022