By Pamela Victor

Baj lives sooner or later on a planet referred to as Aular and in lots of methods is like all different child, yet he has difficulty examining physique language, making eye touch, and taking turns in dialog. whilst Baj is given a different present?—a magical verbal exchange kit?—he starts off to appreciate the complicated ideas of the social international. An invisible Calming Cape comforts his physique, making it more uncomplicated to maintain his cool in tough events; a be aware Launcher is helping him come to a decision the easiest phrases for the instant; and Listening Aids support him specialize in the real phrases whilst humans speak. yet will Baj ever be ready to do some of these issues with out assistance from his enchanted devices? to determine, sign up for Baj on his flying bicycle as he embarks upon area age adventures in verbal exchange!

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Baj asked his buddy. “Of course I do,” Anda answered. Then Anda added some very important advice. ” Keep an eye and an ear open at all times. “Thanks, Anda. ” Baj smiled at his friend. Anda smiled back. Mr. Pilma always said that smiles were catchy. If you smiled at someone, they would probably smile back. Frowns were catchy too, though, and Baj had to be careful about that. ” Baj’s smile shone brighter. ” Anda raised an eyebrow and shrugged his shoulders. Friend interested. Go on, said the Listening Aids.

I think I might have a solution to this problem,” Mr. Pilma said at last. He began pushing buttons on the Communication Clarifier Kit control panel. Baj felt relieved that Mr. Pilma could fix the problem. “Yes, here it is,” Mr. Pilma said as he pushed one last button. There was a slight buzzing noise and Baj watched in amazement as the Calming Cape disappeared from the table. 58 Ÿ Baj and the Word Launcher “Whoa! ” Baj wondered out loud. ” “It’s right there, Baj,” Mr. Pilma said smiling. ” Baj carefully put out his hand.

Pilma just sat back in his chair and smiled broadly. His body looked relaxed, and he seemed happy, but he didn’t say anything. “You look proud of me, Mr. Pilma,” Baj guessed. Mr. Pilma clapped his hands and laughed. “Yes, Baj,” he said. ” A Problem Solved Ÿ 53 STOP AND THINK Why was Mr. Pilma proud of Baj? What two things did Baj learn from his Listening Aids? Think of two ways that you can help someone at home or at school. How do you feel when you help someone? Chapter Six The Calming Cape After they had talked for a while, Baj and Mr.

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