Written by Christine Sromek Laforet, Illustrated by Lisa Rush

Ages 5-7

Six-year-old Bree Wilson thinks she needs a nametag to make friends on the first day of school. She worries she won’t make any since the class is too busy going over rules and reading baby books to share nametags. Belly breaths and counting help Bree calm her worries until her nametag mysteriously disappears at recess and her extra one falls apart. Bree has a meltdown, but, with the help of her Gifted Instruction teacher, she learns friendships are formed with kind words and actions –not just nametags.

Being Bree: Bree and the Nametag Worries