Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it talks about a very important message – bullying.
Theme/Topic – Bullying/Being bullied
Opening and Synopsis –
“In a green meadow inside an old tree
lived all alone, a very angry little bee.”
A bee is bullying the animals around him when they get in his way. But when a little boy catches the bee in a jar, the angry little bee has time to think about what he has done.
Why I liked this book – Bullying is a very important subject. My school has a whole anti-bullying program. I think this is a good book to talk about bullying to younger kids. I have to admit I loved the book right away because the illustrations are awesome. When I read the words I thought the story and the rhyme it is told in really helped talk about a tough subject (bullying). I like how the bee had to think about how he was treating the other animals and realized he was wrong. This would be a good book for pre-schoolers too.
Activities and Resources –
Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Well, IT IS! You can read more about it at the official website by clicking HERE. The official site also has a whole list of activities to do like coloring pages, puppet shows, dancing, and songs. There are even teacher kits. Click HERE to go to it.
Vivian Kirkfield of the Positive Parental Participation blog just did an interview with a news station where she talked about signs to watch for to see if your kids is getting bullied. I thought the interview was great! Click HERE to go to her post about it.
For more information about Angela Muse and her books, please visit her website by clicking HERE.
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE