Teach kids about the power of words and the importance of kindness with this charming picture book that cleverly illustrates why we should think before we speak. Amera's having a bad day. Her best friend ruined her cupcake and they both said mean things. When Amera brings her bad mood home with her, her mom tells her to "taste her words." Amera's mean words taste like rotten eggs, spoiled milk, and lemons! As Amera realizes that her mean words make her feel bad and others feel worse, she starts saying the kindest, sweetest words she can find. This picture book is an excellent resource for parents who want to teach their kids to think before they speak. With humorous text and lively illustrations, Clark and Bright make it easy for even the youngest children to understand the power of their words.
Most of us have used hurtful words before and realized how bad they can make us and others feel, but have you ever really tasted your words? When Amera uses mean words to try to express her anger and frustration, her mom gives her some advice: "Taste your words." After that, every negative, nasty word tastes horrible! Soon, Amera realizes that nice words taste lovely, and even more than that, they make Amera, her friends, and her family all feel wonderful! This book is filled with colorful illustrations and expressive language. Parents will enjoy sharing this book with kids--it's a book that kids will love "experiencing" as Amera goes through the gross tastes and moves on to delightful tastes. This important book is also a great character education book for classrooms and school counselors.