Teaching young children to wait their turn before speaking: A storybook

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mouth is volcano

My Mouth is a Volcano, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, is a storybook targeted for children 4 years of age or older that highlights the importance of waiting one’s turn before speaking. The story is centered on a young boy named Louis. When Louis listens to his parents, teacher, or classmates speak, he often gets the uncontrollable urge to interrupt them with his own stories. After an incident in class where Louis is interrupted by several classmates while speaking, Louis learns an important lesson about how it feels when someone is interrupted when speaking, as well as being provided useful tools on how to wait his turn before speaking.