Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children's books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the what to say and the how to say it.Allison Valentine is an artist and illustrator who spends her time creating fun and colorful artwork from her Connecticut art studio. She has illustrated multiple children's books, including several of Julia Cook's previous books, and has also received the AEP (Association for Educational Publishers) Distinguished Achievement Award.
As a huge endorser of the Power of Yet, I highly recommend
Bubble Gum Brain for every child, parent and teacher! It reminds us
that it's ok to make a lot of great mistakes and doing so helps us
grow. This book won't see much shelf time in my classroom. My kids
are going to wear out the pages! I can't wait to see them peel off
their own wrappers and rediscover their powerful Bubble Gum
Brains.Lauren Jacoby M.S.
Reading specialist and classroom teacher
Wow! Yet another creatively entertaining book by Julia Cook
with a valuable message - this time introducing readers young and
old to the power of developing and embracing a growth mindset. In a
world where one's ability to learn has become far more important
than what one already knows, this book is a real winner!Laura A.
Pediatrician, Author of The Toddler Brain, Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow