Tales with Tails: The Lessons Animals Bring to Children's Hearts

Jun 03, 2024 by Alexa Bigwarfe, in New Titles
Do your kids love animals? Ours do and animals have always played a significant role in teaching us lessons. From classic tales like "Charlotte's Web" to modern favorites like "The Lion King," animals have a unique way of capturing children's imaginations and imparting valuable life lessons. Our newest series, Ralphy’s Rules, demonstrates this phenomenon, where the lovable pup Ralphy and his friends teach kids about managing and understanding their big feelings.

Children have an innate affinity for animals. They are drawn to their playful antics, their unconditional love, and their ability to express emotions in ways that resonate deeply with young hearts. When animals take center stage in stories, children become more engaged, attentive, and receptive to the messages being conveyed.
I can't tell you how much we love this book. It has lessons on positive self-talk, kindness, and bravery that apply to 90-year olds as much as to three-year olds.
Josh Baron, Amazon

In Ralphy’s Rules for Living the Good Life, Ralphy meets Joey, a cranky squirrel. When Joey runs into Ralphy at the park, he meets a buddy who shares tips for living happily, teaching him about kindness, staying strong, and not letting things get him down, sparking some important chats about understanding feelings. In Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings, Ralphy and his buddy the “Furrapist” Jackson help kids through their first day of school. They help kids handle their emotions by showing them they can choose their feelings and reactions, making emotional intelligence easy to grasp and use in daily life. 

One of the key strengths of the "Ralphys Rules" series is its ability to tackle complex emotions in a relatable and accessible way. Whether it's dealing with fear, anger, loneliness, or excitement, each story offers gentle guidance and practical strategies for children to navigate their feelings.

The Ralphy's Rules books are a must have in any library, regardless of your age! I love how Talar simplifies complex concepts in such an easy to understand and uplifting way. The addition of Jackson Johnson, Furrapist, was incredible! Love love love this story!
Ariel, Amazon

Through these stories, children not only learn valuable life lessons but also develop empathy, and compassion. By connecting with characters who experience emotions similar to their own, children feel validated and empowered to navigate the ups and downs of life with confidence and grace.

The wonder of "Tales with Tails" lies in its ability to touch the hearts of children and instill timeless wisdom through the power of storytelling. By intertwining the charm of animals with the richness of life lessons, the "Ralphys Rules" series leaves a lasting impression on young readers. 

Amongst several rules in our house, we’ve been following Ralphy’s Rules. One rule is to "be kind to yourself." Challenging work? Believe that “you can do hard things” regardless of the challenges you’ll face. Another rule is to "be brave." Feeling of fear? Remember that “you are brave” and get out of your own way. You've got this!

If you are curious about Ralphy’s Rules for Living the Good Life, this is the book, and it is a great gift for kids 0-100+! Also, the perfect birthday and graduation present!
Berlinda Bernard, Amazon

So, the next time you pick up a children's book, remember the profound impact that animals can have on a child's heart and the invaluable lessons they bring to their lives.

Purchase your copy of the "Ralphys Rules" books and discover the impact of tales with tails. 

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