It’s May 15th and how many accelerated reader points do I have?!? With the addition yesterday of the unabridged Three Musketeers by Alxeandre Dumas, Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen, and Crooked Star’s Promise by Erin Hunter, I have -
I have until 3pm today to meet my goal of 1500! Will I do it?!? I’m actually kind of nervous I won’t… but I have three books to take tests on today that should put me over the top… as long as I get the answers right on the tests…
Wish me luck!
Veggie’s Bully (Chef ReCee Jay & Friends – Book 2)
By C. JoVan Williams
Illustrated by Jennifer Chappell
34 pages – ages 4+
Published by CreateSpace on December 28, 2012
Veggie Bunny is sad and feeling bad about herself. Piggie is bullying her and making her feel like she is worthless and not good at anything. Veggie’s friend Carb Monkey wants to get even with Piggie by doing mean things back to him. Uncle Bear lets the kids know that “getting even” is not the right way to deal with a bully. Uncle Bear tells Veggie to be her very best no matter what someone may say.
I love the message in this book! I think that the Carb character saying he wants to bully Piggie back and his Uncle Bear (does that make him a money’s Uncle *snicker*) telling him it’s wrong makes a great point for kids, especially since the book is meant for younger kids! I think it is a real reaction for kids who get bullied to want to get even, but Uncle Bear points out that makes you the same as the bully. I like how Ms. Williams takes Veggie through all the emotions of sadness, anger, and embarrassment – all things kids feel when they are bullied. In the end, Veggie Bunny learn to believe in herself and ignore Piggie. I think all kids should learn this. The illustrations were large and bright. They were a little too simple for my taste, but I can see how young kids will like them. They did work well in the ebook version of the book on my black and white Kindle.
I really LOVE what Ms. Williams says in the dedication of her book – “This book is dedicated to everyone, young and old, who may have run into a few “Piggies” in their life. Currently there are over 7 billion people in the world. Don’t let the spoiled words of a few ruin your day.”
Check out the trailer!
To learn more about the Chef Recee Jay & Friends series, please visit the official website HERE!
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