Educator and mom Rene Micka has her debut children’s book Charlie’s Birthday Wish, she aims to help children understand the consequences of being a bully.
Written from the viewpoint of Charlie, the story’s antagonist, Charlie’s Birthday Wish teaches children to consider how bullies can be misunderstood, remorseful, and even forgiven. It also explores the consequences faced by those who choose to be unkind. The story uses rhyme to open an age-appropriate conversation about unkindness and its implications, not only for the oppressed, but also for the oppressor himself.
In an enlightening and informative interview, Micka can discuss themes related to Charlie’s Birthday Wish including:
Teaching children that friendships are not a right and must be earned
The short and long-term consequences of being a bully
Teaching children ways to be a good friend
The importance of forgiveness, and how parents, teachers and guardians can act as role models
And much more!
About Rene Micka
Rene Micka is a parent and an educator who has worked with children of all ages for 15 years. She spends a great deal of time volunteering at her children’s Catholic school, where she runs many of the programs. Character education is a focus of all her efforts in the classroom. As a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Micka’s experiences have led her to have a greater understanding of the issues affecting children in distressed situations. Although she is no longer teaching, she has made it her mission to see to it that children get the better life they deserve. Charlie’s Birthday Wish is her debut children’s book.
Connect with Rene Micka at www.betterdaybooks.net and on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Shelfari.
Charlie’s Birthday Wish is available in print and ebook format and can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major online booksellers.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- The book is short and to the point it shares a great story that my children enjoyed along with a message that is going to hit home. So many children have had to deal with this topic and I feel that the author really does cover the issue well.