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“Rarely do children's books model for young readers personal accountability and responsibility the way Sorry! does. Trudy Ludwig's thoughtful, one-of-a-kind story on the power of apology illustrates how a child can take ownership of hurtful behavior and make right his or her wrong. Sorry! also offers invaluable life lessons on empathy and compassion to children and adults alike. I highly recommend it!” –Dr. Michele Borba, recipient of the National Educator Award, character development and bullying prevention expert, and best-selling author of Building Moral Intelligence

“Hurrah! Sorry! is a wonderful book to help parents and children deal effectively with the child whose behavior is not consistent with being or saying they're sorry. A must read!” 
–Armchair Interviews

“Trudy Ludwig's wonderful book, Sorry!, helps parents and educators teach children the magic transformative power of apology. –Aaron Lazare, M.D., renowned expert and author of On Apology

Sorry! takes a serious look at today's irreverent apology, reminding us of the incredible healing power in a sincere expression of remorse. If everyone treated the abused apology as a rare treasure, offering it with courage, honesty, humility, and generosity, we could rebuild many broken relationships within families, communities, and the world.” –Gretchen Olson, President, Board of Directors, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project

“Ms. Ludwig covers all the bases in this book! The story itself is one kids will easily relate to and revolves around the question: Does an apology count if you don't really mean it? There are thought questions to get the readers thinking about the issues depicted in the story which they can then relate to their own lives…. Highly recommended!” –Sandra McLeod Humphrey, award-winning children's author and character education consultant

“This story clearly emphasizes the power of authenticity. Bullying impacts everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, etc. Sorry! captures so much of what is important to youth and adults alike.”–Ed Lucero, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Trust

“This is a great resource for parents, teachers and counselors working with children.” 

“Trudy Ludwig's books beat with the authentic hearts of real children.” –Stan Davis, author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs