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Chicken Soup for the Soul BABIES

Stuck! (Help Please!)

Karol Ruth Silverstein, Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)

Board book

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies imparts good values through heartwarming and humorous stories to help little ones put their best foot forward.

Grandma Ferret warns her grand-kits about the play tunnels at the Critter Family Gym--they are getting too big for the smallest tunnels. But the twin ferret kits are just too excited to listen to all the good advice, and they of course get STUCK! Can they listen long enough to get unstuck?
This light-hearted board book humorously addresses the need to listen well. Good listeners are rewarded!

Praise For Chicken Soup for the Soul BABIES: Stuck! (Help Please!)

Kit and Grandma work through frustrations at the Critter Tot Lot.

Kit experiences all kinds of challenging situations while at the playground, such as not being able to zip up their jacket and getting stuck in a tunnel slide. Grandma is there to calmly provide support each time Kit feels frustrated, and finally, when Kit feels frightened while crossing a bridge, they calm themself down and make it across. Showing off those newly acquired skills, Kit helps another playground friend. Silverstein’s rhyming text gives the book a zippy cadence ideal for read-alouds, and the dialogue grounds the story. The note for parents at the end provides useful, basic tips on helping toddlers problem-solve and manage difficult situations and emotions. Paprocki’s illustrations are sweet and match the tone of the book. All of the critters are anthropomorphized; Kit and Grandma appear to be oversize chipmunklike creatures, and there’s a bespectacled mouse and a raccoon wearing a hat, for example, all with expressive faces and movements. The book demonstrates the concept of guiding a child through sticky circumstances and unpleasant feelings while reassuring little ones that tough situations have resolutions. 

Concisely addresses familiar toddler behavior in a meaningful way. 

Kirkus Reviews

Charlesbridge, 9781623542856, 22pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2022

About the Author

Karol Ruth Silverstein attended the American Film Institute and works as a writer and screenwriter in LA. She is the author of the award-winning YA novel, Cursed.

Greg Paprocki is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children, including the his alphabet series of books and the Baby Loves Political Science series, written by Ruth Spiro.