A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue: Helping Kids Learn the Difference Between Tattling and Telling

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue: Helping Kids Learn the Difference Between Tattling and Telling Review

(Grades K-5) No one likes Josh the Tattler because he tattles way too much. He tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog! But one night he wakes up to find his tongue is very long, yellow, and covered in bright purple spots. Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue help him learn the difference between tattling and telling? This book gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities. Softcover, 32 pages.

Title:A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue: Helping Kids Learn the Difference Between Tattling and Telling
Edition Language:English

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  • Brett Axel

    I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a wonderful way to teach children when it is ok to tell on someone and when it is tattling to tell on someone. It absolutely does its intended purpose so I...

  • Paige Scott

    1) This book is all about understanding the differences between unnecessary tattling and the necessity of warning others about important matters. Josh the tattler, the main character does not have any...

  • Kenny

    The book was good at describing what you should do and what not to do in life.The setting was in modern time at school and at Joshes home. The tone was happy and sad because Josh had no friends but he...

  • Lauren

    Great book for all elementary grades. Loved reading it in kindergarten and watching some of them try to see if their tongues had spots too! Haha...

  • Carson Anderson

    This is hands down, one of my favorite books to read to my students (multiple times a year)! Joshua is the king of tattling. He will tattle on anyone, even his friends, about anything. He tattles on h...

  • Kirsten Stuber

    A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue is the story of a little boy named Josh who had a big problem with tattling. He tattled so much that no one wanted to sit by him at lunch, or play with him at recess. Josh ...

  • Savannah

    Oh my goodness, a godsend! I love how an Tattler gets Tattle Tongue (long yellow tongue with purple spots that will grow and grow) by the Tattle Prince. The difference between warning and tattling is ...

  • Joe Padon

    Cook, J. (2006). A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue. TN: National Center for Youth IssuesJosh has a terrible habit of tattling. Because of this bad habit, nobody wants to be Josh's friend. One night Josh dev...

  • Betsy

    Much to my surprise, my 5 year old daughter picked this book out. I wasn't really excited about it, even as I was pre-reading it, but she loved it and as I read it aloud to her, I realized that it doe...

  • Dr. A.

    Itchy itchy, scratchy scratchy. In the spirit of pinnochio this book teaches that for every action (or choice) there is a reaction. I was skeptical at first worried that the book would fall into the "...