|About the Book|
This entertaining story focuses on a group of girlfriends who are spending a day at the spa. A kitten, Sparkle, is joined by her bear pals, Petunia and Rosey, as well as a canine companion, Amber.The four girls are excitedly selecting the treatmentsMoreThis entertaining story focuses on a group of girlfriends who are spending a day at the spa. A kitten, Sparkle, is joined by her bear pals, Petunia and Rosey, as well as a canine companion, Amber.The four girls are excitedly selecting the treatments they wish to receive and enjoying a fun, relaxing time. They are laughing and talking, when Petunia shares a rumor that shes heard about another friend, Traver.Petunia informs her companions that she heard that Traver stole a collar that belonged to another friend, Jag. Rosey quickly asserts her concern that Traver is dishonest, and Sparkle expresses dismay about his lack of trustworthiness.Amber interrupts their gossip about Traver to set the record straight. She advises her companions that she recently saw Traver, and he shared his relief that Jag had located his lost collar.As she explains further, the girls learn that Jag never accused Traver or any of his other pals of stealing his collar. He had simply misplaced it and was eager to locate it.Chagrined and ashamed, the chatty trio listen as Amber advises them of the damage that talking about others can cause. She warns tham that gossip can hurt other peoples feelings and damage their reputations for no reason.By the time Amber has finished speaking, her girlfriends have taken her admonishment to heart. Petunia, Sparkle and Rosey each reflect on the importance of avoiding gossip. Each promises to never again talk about others behind their backs.Since every child is either faced with unfounded rumors or involved in gossip at some point, it is important that children learn the damage that such idle chatter can cause. By reading this book to their kids, parents will be able to discuss why it is unwise to engage in talking about others and spreading rumors.Encouraging children to refrain from gossip will also help ensure that they are not victims of gossip themselves. Parents can also provide pointers as to how best to refute unfounded rumors if their children should fall victim to them at some point.Children ages 2 to 10 will be delighted by this tale. Read it at bedtime, naptime or any time!