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Peppy Pals

Peppy Pals: One, Two, Three, Jump!

Reggy, Gabby and Kelly are participating in a jumping competition, but it doesn’t turn out quite as they had expected. Not everyone en-joys competing and the friends learn to comfort and encourage one another in the face of setbacks. This book is about managing anxiety before a competition, as well as helping out and being resilient.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: friendship, Helping, Social Emotional
Author: Erik Wonnevi

Discussion Questions

  •  How do you think someone looks when they are worried and nervous? What usually worries you?
  • Do you think adults are worried about the same things as children?
  • Reggy receives criticism from the crabs. How do you think that makes Reggy feel?
  • Have you ever criticized someone else? Tell me about it.
  • What do you do or say after criticism?
  • Describe how it feels when you have done something hard or challenging. Do you feel like you want to do it again? Why/why not?
  • How does it feel when you have been worried and still dared to do what you were worried about?
  • Not everyone likes to compete. Why do you think this is?
  • When did you last compete? How does winning or losing feel?  
  • What can you do or say if you do not want to compete? 


Compete - to take part in a contest
Criticism - the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes
Finale - the end
Read One, Two, Three, Jump here.