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Billibonk and the Thorn Patch

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Billibonk and the Thorn Patch is a compelling story that is bound to appeal to readers of all ages. In this engaging fable, an elephant named Billibonk and his friends discover the interdependent nature of life in the jungle of Knith. Together, the elephants, mice, and monkeys hone their problem-solving skills and–after much adventure (and a few misunderstandings!)–learn the value of mutual respect and thinking systemically. No fable is complete without a moral…and this fable has many. Key lessons featured in the story include: – understanding mutual interdependencies – focusing on the long-term view – getting to the root of the problem – recognizing our own role in difficult situations Join Billibonk and the rest of the Knith gang in their journey of discovery–but beware what may be lurking in the thorn patch!

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By Philip Ramsey Billibonk and the Thorn Patch is a compelling story that is bound to appeal to readers of all ages. In this engaging fable, an elephant named Billibonk and his friends discover the interdependent nature of life in the jungle of Knith. Together, the elephants, mice, and monkeys hone their problem-solving skills and--after much adventure (and a few misunderstandings!)--learn the value of mutual respect and thinking systemically. No fable is complete without a moral...and this fable has many. Key lessons featured in the story include: - understanding mutual interdependencies - focusing on the long-term view - getting to the root of the problem - recognizing our own role in difficult situations Join Billibonk and the rest of the Knith gang in their journey of discovery--but beware what may be lurking in the thorn patch!  
  • This is the first book in the Billibonk and Frankl series.
Billibonk and Frankl series books:
  1. Billibonk and the Thorn Patch
  2. Billibonk and the Bugs
  3. The Floods of Knith
  4. The Dark Jungle
Systems Thinking Resources and Tools
  • Access supporting materials for the Billibonk book series, including videos and posters here.
  • For more resources about how to incorporate and discuss systems thinking concepts in the classroom or with your children, please visit the System Dynamics Society's Pre-College Education Special Interest Group (SIG) page.
Billibonk and the Thorn Patch
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-935056-21-8
  • Digital ISBN: 978-1-935056-22-5
  • Published by the System Dynamics Society, 2023
  • Recommended age: 9-11 years old, but this is very flexible.

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Paperback, Ebook

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