The Words Hurt
Helping Children Cope With Verbal Abuse
by Chris Loftis
illustrated by Catherine Gallagher
Physical abuse is not the only thing that scars a child. Words hurt too, and children often have no way of handling the harsh criticism of parents. In The Words Hurt, we follow the story of Greg, whose father's problems have caused him to lash out at his son and fail to express the love he truly feels.
Beautiful illustrations and a moving story provide critical support for children suffering from verbal abuse—reassuring them that they are good, not bad people, and are not alone.
*Eye-catching, imaginative drawings by the illustrator of Shari Lewis's "Lamb Chop"
Chris Loftis has worked in a group home that served children experiencing serious difficulties with their parents, their teachers or the authorities.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 1/2 x 8 1/2, 46 pages/20 color illustrations
LC #94-66754, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-132-0 (pb), $9.95