Being Bree and the Nametag Worries

Being Bree Series #1 – Ages 5-7
Christine Laforet
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Bree and the Nametag Worries is the first book in the Being Bree chapter book series for young readers, ages 5-7. Readers meet Bree Wilson, a gifted six-year-old whose imagination spins her worries out of control.

It’s the start of a new school year, and Bree worries about the first day of school. At least her nametag will help her make friends so she’s not stuck playing one-kid tag at recess. But what if giant ants take her nametag to a picnic? Or what if stinky lunch fumes melt it? Taking belly breaths calms Bree’s worries …until her nametag disappears. How will she make friends without one?

Bree, like many gifted children, faces challenges due to her intense emotions and difficulty connecting with peers. Throughout the story, Bree recognizes when her feelings change and then models calm down techniques to regain self-control, providing readers with a beneficial tool when managing their own behavior. Readers who identify with Bree and her creative way of thinking may also find humor in her mishaps and exaggerations as she struggles with social interactions and learns that friendships are formed with kind words and actions, not just nametags.

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About the Author

Chris received her M.A.Ed. from Baldwin-Wallace University and taught in the Cleveland area before raising a family. She is represented by Essie White at Storm Literary Agency and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In her spare time, she enjoys being involved in various critique groups. Chris resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, three children, and two crazy dogs.