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The Way I Act
The Way I Act

The Way I Act

By Steve Metzger, Illustrated by Janan Cain


18 Pages, 7 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, Board Book, PDF

Board Book, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781641603294

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2021)
Parenting Press

Price: $8.99


With wacky characters, varied type faces, and vivid colors, this picture book introduces the vocabulary of values with nonjudgmental language. The book depicts a wide variety of character traits—including some not usually attributed to young children—and presents kids with scenarios with which they can identify, including peering at bugs with a magnifying glass, making the bed, and finishing a puzzle. The text cites additional examples that define words such as “curious,” “responsible,” “persistent,” and “capable.” The scenarios on each two-page spread let children imagine how they might act in a number of common situations. The Way I Act concludes with a page of suggestions for parents who wish to talk to their children about the difference between feelings and actions and the choices that kids can make in their behavior.

Author Biography

Steve Metzger taught preschool for several years, then worked at Scholastic, where he ran school book clubs and created more than 60 children’s books. He lives in New York City. Janan Cain is a freelance designer and illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of Roonie B. Moonie. She lives in Chicago.