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Better Than You

"...anyone suffering the oxygen-depleting windbaggery of the neighborhood boaster will find solace here." – Kirkus Reviews

"Focusing on a subject not often written about for children, Ludwig's story may be helpful to youngsters dealing with braggarts." –School Library Journal

"Better Than You cuts right into the heart of arrogance with insight, empathy, and humor." –Dr. Michele Borba, Today show parenting contributor, recipient of the National Educator Award & best-selling author

"This book will be useful to any child on the giving or receiving end of bragging." – Dr. Michael Thompson, coauthor of Raising Cain and Best Friends, Worst Enemies

"This book is a must read for kids and a must-share for parents, teachers, counselors, and anyone living or working with kids." –Signe Whitson, L.S.W., author of Friendship and Other Weapons

"Readers, both kids and adults, will immediately recognize the egocentric Jake and will also readily identify with the long-suffering Tyler who doesn't know how to deal with Jake's ongoing one-upmanship and his lack of empathy. This is a wonderful resource for both the home and the classroom and will facilitate some great discussions. As with all of Ms. Ludwig's books, another life lesson is presented in a warm and caring way." –Sandra McLeod Humphrey, retired clinical psychologist, character education consultant, and award-winning author