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Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win - by Julia Cook (Paperback)

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  • A Book About Good Sportmanship.
  • 7-11 Years
  • 8.8" x 7.9" Paperback
  • 32 Pages
  • Education, Counseling


About the Book

Wendell HAS to win at everything, and if he doesn't, he whines about it. A Book About Good Sportmanship.

Book Synopsis

A Book About Good Sportmanship.

"But I HATE losing! GEEEEZE!"

Wendell HAS to win at everything, and if he doesn't, he whines about it. When Wendell has one of those days where nothing seems to go his way, his mom helps him understand that everything in life doesn't have to be a contest and losing does not make you a loser. In fact, it can make you stronger! She also points out that although it feels great to celebrate a win, winning isn't everything, and whining about things just makes it worse.

"Whiners aren't winners, and winners never whine.You can't win at everything all of the time!"

This creative story addresses two very challenging topics: winning and whining.

Review Quotes

This is a comprehensive social story about flexibility and sensitivity. It helped my autistic son who would find it hard to tolerate not winning. What helped the most is the ditty "winners don't whine and whiners never win". It's catchy and can easily be recollected in daily situations to recollect the lessons of the book.


Just when I pride myself (an elementary school counselor for 30+ years) on owning and sharing EVERY Julia Cook book with my students, she writes yet another superb book that no counselor, parent, teacher, caregiver, coach, etc. can be without! This wonderful book is for everyone helping children acquire a sense of intrinsic motivation and develop better ways to act.

Sydney Horton Sauer, M.S.
School Counselor

About the Author

Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children's books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the "what to say" and the "how to say it."

Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 7.9 Inches (W) x .1 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 7-11 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Counseling
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Julia Cook
Language: English
Street Date: July 6, 2016
TCIN: 78144876
UPC: 9781937870416
Item Number (DPCI): 247-24-1859
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.1 inches length x 7.9 inches width x 8.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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