Book Title: Not Yet
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Author: Lisa Cox
Not Yet by Lori Hockema and Lisa Cox
The title of the book originated when Lisa wrote song lyrics to convey a message she was teaching as a school counselor. She felt that students need to learn to enjoy the process of striving for a goal and not be defeated by mistakes.
The setting of the book is one full day in the life of Lorisa, the main character. The story takes you through her day at home and at school as she models for children a positive attitude as she makes some mistakes and experiences successes, too.
Lorisa's mom demonstrates belief in her daughter and allowing her daughter to learn from her mistakes as noted when she says "just clean it up." When Lorisa is at home, her younger brother can be found watching her carefully. Lori has the character traits of perseverance, kindness, assertiveness, and self-worth. She also models how to have a positive attitude through imperfections and mistakes as portrayed by the messy room, unorganized backpack, and always untied shoes.
We believe in the children who read this book. Are they there? Not Yet! They'll get there. You bet!