Baxter’s Corner, Publisher
"Gerome Sticks His Neck Out" Hardcover - Story About Compassion
by L.S.V. Baker
“He no longer stuck out, his height no longer laughable. But with his head hanging low, he felt most ungiraffeable.”
Gerome does not like the attention he draws due to his height. He finds a way to keep a low profile but knows he isn’t being genuine. He is finally able to fully embrace his height, and its advantages, when his concern for another becomes greater than his concern for himself.
Baxter’s Corner – Building Character is Child’s Play®
Parents and educators agree that exposing children to learning values at an early age leads to healthy emotional and spiritual children.
Baxter’s Corner has a unique series of books designed to enhance conversations between adults and preschool through primary-aged children. Each book has a magical section that allows caregivers to go beyond and tackle hard subjects like bulling, manners, being different than others, single-parent families, respecting authority, and working with others. Matching puppets, stretched canvas wall art, and removable wall decals bring the stories to life and deepen each child’s understanding of respect, determination, resilience, compassion, cooperation, and acceptance.
“Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is definitely character building reading for young readers, teaching respect for others and a positive awareness of community. “
James A. Cox, Editor, Midwest Book Review
Children’s Bookwatch, The Social Issues Shelf
“Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is an engaging and stimulating book for young children. Lessons about friendship and standing up for what’s right are the dominant themes in this sweet story.”
Kristina Davis Christensen, M.Ed.
Head of School Friends School, Louisville, KY