George Franklin Whit was having a Snit so bad he became one! What will he do when he breaks his favorite toy? Follow him through his house as his anger boils out of control.
When children are very angry, they don’t realize how damaging their tantrums are to themselves and others around them. This well illustrated book shows that they have a choice of going into a ‘Snit’ or showing their anger in healthy ways. Since verbalizing anger is difficult to learn, the included Snit-O-Meter is a handy tool for them to visually show their anger level, and helps create a dialogue to resolve the situation.
"A creatively written and brilliantly illustrated children’s story! Parents and kids alike have enjoyed Overbey’s imaginative character, which demonstrates children can make the choice to be in a ‘Snit’ or control anger in healthy ways. This book has been a mainstay in my library!" —Dianne L. Adams, MA LPC, Therapist, Director Children’s Advocacy Center, Muskegon MI
"The Snit and George Franklin Whit is a marvelous book that empowers children to control their anger and guides children to understand they have a choice in how they respond to what upsets them. The engaging book provides coping techniques on how to manage anger and a coloring page and Snit-o-meter to help children process skills that are taught in the book. The book is a useful tool for any mental health professional, teacher or parent." — MaryAnne Kowalski, LMSW, CAADC, CSOTS
"As an experienced counselor, I am always looking for materials that can help to convey issues that exist within the families I see each week. The SNIT and George Franklin Whit by Taylor Overbey has been well received by the parents that I have suggested it to. The book is fun and can lead to ongoing discussions with children about a host of developmental behaviors that inevitably come up, again and again. I recommend you take a look and see if it can be an additional tool in your practice or in your family." — Dan Qualls, MA LPC
Taylor Overbey was the managing editor of GLAD, the Christian Humor Magazine for three years in the early 1980’s. It was here that his numerous comic stories were published in over 17 issues. After leaving GLAD, he moved to California where he wrote and drew short stories for Blackthorne Comics titles “Laffin’ Gas” and “The Legion of Stupid Heroes”, and self-syndicated a weekly comic feature called, “Curious Words and Fascinating Phrases.” He later wrote, performed puppets, and did animated cartoons for a children’s DVD series, “A Street Called Straight.”
Taylor wrote and illustrated his first children’s book, The SNIT and George Franklin Whit for his son, Elias, when Elias was in the first grade. Nine years later he and his wife had a girl, Sophia, for whom he wrote The I-Wants and the Gimmies.
Taylor lives in Michigan with his wife, Youla, and two children, Elias and Sophia. He is an adjunct professor, illustrator, animator, and painter, and is working on more stories.