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“Liam Labradoodle Learns Whole Body Listening”

by Susanne Marie Poulette

I’ve finally done it! I’ve been off the grid for a few weeks, but not away from my keyboard, storyboard, or drawing board. I’ve been busy writing, illustrating, and publishing my children’s story book. Liam and Lily Labradoodle entertain as they teach their listening skills lesson in this delightful read-aloud story for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first and second graders. Here’s a little about the story:

51ADQ9MWdFL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_“Liam Labradoodle misses out on stories that his teacher reads to the class because he does not know HOW to listen. His sister Lily is an excellent listener and teaches Liam how to listen using his whole body. Their teacher, Miss Bun E. Hare, is happy with Liam’s new listening skills and asks him to explain to the class just HOW he listens so well. Children are often told to pay attention and listen, without tangible listening tools to work with. Liam’s story teaches Whole Body Listening, which suggests concrete listening behaviors, perhaps the how-to’s of listening. Liam learns to look at his teacher while she reads stories to the class, he thinks about what he hears and gets the most from the story. Liam also tries to keep his body quiet so that he can listen and avoid distracting himself and others. These bouncy labradoodles, Liam and Lily, entertain as they teach their lesson. Their enchanting read-aloud story will delight preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first and second graders.”

lily and l for back cover

Lily said, “Let’s be still for a whole minute. We’ll just sit here and think about listening. We’ll listen to whatever we can hear.”

© 2015 Susanne Poulette

The book is now available on Amazon.  It is reasonably priced in order to make it affordable for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, and all their Little Ones. Click on the book cover or here to check it out.

To learn more about Whole Body Listening, you’re invited to visit my website wholebodylistening.org.