Clean Up Your Room
Mean Something!

A children's book that can help with "Clean up your room!"

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Children don't like picking up after themselves. Playing is fun. Cleaning isn't.

Cure Messiness?

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Remember, it's parents who got their kids used to being cleaned up after! You wiped their faces and cleaned their diapers. It's parents then who have to figure out how to convey the message, "Those times are past. Now go clean up your room."

My book about picking up after yourself, How Cocoona Learned to Clean Even Better Than Her Parents, is a form of bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy is the use of children's books to address problem behaviors.

girl walking into messy house

Cocoona is the story of a little girl who just can't be bothered to clean up her room...or anything else. Nothing that Mom or Dad says or does helps in the slightest. That is, until Mom and Dad decide to become slobs too. Cocoona can't handle the chaos that results! She learns what it's like to have to live with someone else's mess.

Cocoona's story is fun with a message, but I've done something else to make sure that message really hits home.

Illustrations are important!

The goal with a behavior book is to get your child to interact with it repeatedly. That way the book's lessons are reinforced. That's why we offer two PDF versions of Cocoona...

girl with parents in messy room

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The Illustrated Versions of Our Behavior Books

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How Vansanna Learned
that Work Can Be Fun

How Timbo Learned
that Telling the Truth
Really Does Work!

How Tombo Learned
to Turn Off the TV

How Smoolie Became
a Shy-entist

How Boberto Learned to Like Being by Himself Sometimes

How Cocoona Learned to Clean Even Better Than Her Parents

How Only Baloney Got Cured of Spoiled

The Time Balooga Forgot
Other People's Feelings

How Bobo Learned
to Be Satisfied

How Sonora Got
Her Own Room Back