My Mouth Is A Volcano

My Mouth Is A Volcano


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All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis' perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931636858
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 4,913
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Julia Cook was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. While living in Utah, she became actively involved in teaching children how to ski. That experience led to a love of teaching in general.

Julia now lives in Fremont, Nebraska. She has a Master's degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, Julia often used children's books to enhance her classroom lessons. She is now nationally recognized as an award-winning children's book author and parenting expert.

Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at education and counseling conferences, and has published more than three dozen children's books. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

Inspirations for her books come from working with children and listening carefully to parents and teachers. Julia's books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, Green Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune,, and has. She has also been featured on CNN's HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

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My Mouth Is a Volcano 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Louis is a smart kid with a voracious aptitude of unleashing his pent-up, repressed thoughts at the most inopportune times.  Whether at school or at home his mind wanders to other things while those around him are speaking. His words start to wiggle, then they jiggle, then his tongue pushes all his important words against his teeth and he erupts....just like a volcano...spewing forth wordage to the entire world. His interruptions often cause him to require time out or be sent to his room.  Then one day Louis has to speak in front of his class and it's there he learns first hand what it feels like to be interrupted and cut-off by his fellow peers right in the middle of his dissertation.  From that day forth he has a new perspective on barging in when someone else is trying to talk. When that happens to him at school he feels those interjecting are very rude and insensitive indeed and stole his moment of fame away from him. This book is witty, expressive and a good learning tool to teach children how to control their emotions. The illustrations are amazing, capturing the message of the book perfectly.  The nice thing is that Louis gets a plan from his mom as to how he can implement a simple technique for the future  that will help him focus and not be known as "the great interrupter." This would be a great book to read aloud the first week of school or at bedtime if you have a little "butt-er inner" living in your midst at home.  This is a valuable lesson to teach children (and some adults need this lesson too) regarding respectfully waiting your turn and being respectful of what others are saying. Listening is becoming a lost art in our world and we all need to be reminded to sit quietly, listen up to what others are saying and then,'s our turn. I highly recommend this book.
mistydolph on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my four year old preschool class after we had some issues with children interrupting each other. The class loved the book and for several days afterwards I would hear them telling each other not to be a "volcano mouth"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
This title is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
AcademicCoach More than 1 year ago
This was a funny story of interrupting while others are speaking. It was a positive way to address this behavior. My students could relate to this and I do think they are trying to control their "mouth" now. They don't want to be known as a Volcano.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about being polite and not interrupting when others are speaking. The illustrations are great, very colorful and fun fonts.