Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays!: The Children's Anti-stress Book

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Landmark Editions, 1988 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.

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Bar none, "Don't Pop Your Cork on Monday's, by Adolp Moyer has been my finest "go to book" for my psychology patients and my own children for the past 30 yrs. Bc of its length, I've read it in 3 parts esp to preschool children. ALL ages NEED to SEE, then NEVER forget, the clever illustrations which are inextricably linked to make this book experience so powerful and UNFORGETTABLE ! In this small treasure, Dr. Moyer defines good and bad stress, how to identifying stress in ourselves and others, and when to "lie low." The situations are real but hilarious. Then, Dr. Moyer takes his readers to beautiful places with useful de-stressing techniques. Over the years, I've used Dr. Moyer'. books with preschoolers through senior professionals! The attorneys were often the most initially resistant, then its greatest advocate! One attorney/Partner bought a copy for all of his staff at Christmas. He would periodically "test" his staff and say, e.g., "duck," and his staff present would put their hands over their bellies and take deep breaths! Then all laughed. Interestingly, stress levels in office went way down while productivity levels noticibly increaced!
Dr Moyer's others books on emotions were also excellent. E.g., one Lilly's boy with major anger problems would carry the "Monster" against his chest, and would repeat, "I don't want to let the monster out...!" There were some children who experienced severe grief. Dr. Moyer's book on Grief helped the child and the entire family! --in many cases! Reading this this a small group of children is a gentle way to get them to learn and talk about their grief! (And how some had "stuffed" their grief and their feelings were coming out often as anger and behavior.
Dear Dr. Moyer and your creative illustrator, THANK YOU!!!
From a grateful colleague and thousands of "non cork poppers,
Dr. Teresa A. Upton, Ph.D. *** (I wish these books could be reprinted at a lower more affordable price.


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About the author (1988)

Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel salesman, and his mother was the organist at a local church. In 1984, Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. One of Pilkey's freshman English professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books, which launched him into his career. He found out about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books, with the winners earning the prize of publication. Pilkey began creating his first book, "World War Won," and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Pilkey won the contest and flew to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc. Soon after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he had gone to college. In 1997, Pilkey won the Caldecott Honor for his book "The Paperboy" but is perhaps better known for his "Captain Underpants" series, which he had created while still in elementary school. His title Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. His title's, The Adventures of Captain Underpants and Dog Man Unleashed, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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