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Product Details

  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: ASJ Publishing (August 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0992328527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992328528
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,453,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Timothy Pina is an American author (Children's Fiction) poet, screenplay/ playwright and human rights advocate who has overcome various life obstacles to go on and create an inspiring life. As a successful author and humanitarian, he attributes much of his success to a deep spiritual awakening he had in 2003. This experience has led Timothy down the road of self-discovery and conscious living. Today, Timothy strives to help others to rise above life’s challenges and create a life that will add value to others and to the world. Finding writing his passion in life...he tries to use it to help empower and inspire all those in despair. With many stories in his writing arsenal, Timothy promises his fans...the best is yet to come.

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The book was easy to read for kids.
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I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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I love that someone shared a famous person's bullying story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reignbough1973 on March 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this ebook for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

I found Bullying Ben to be a great, short story to read with my children, ages 11 & 14, to start a discussion about bullying. My kids, to my knowledge, have never been bullied, nor have they bullied anyone else. But, I still feel it's important to talk to them about bullying and how it can affect not only the one being bullied but also the bully themselves. Our conversation after reading this story together included topics such as what bullying is, why bullies pick on other children, and how bullying can affect different people in the long-term as well as the short-term. My daughter, who loves learning and likes history a lot, thought it was great having a famous historical figure as the main character. I will be telling friends and family about this story to start their own dialogue with their kids about this issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christy M. on February 6, 2014
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Bullying Ben is a short little children's book that tells kids that bullying is never okay and teaches them some ways to deal with bulling. Though kids may know that Ben Franklin was a famous inventor, but they probably have never heard that he was bullied as a child. He was smaller than other children and had a hard time with math. This made the kids pick on him. Ben and his turkey friend find some ways to cope with the bullying. Ben makes lists and talks to grown-ups about the bullying. This helps him and as he grows up, he invents things that help others. I'd recommend using this book as a tool to teach young children the affects bullying has on others. I received a free pdf version of this book for my honest review which I have given.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Oceana Ryan on July 9, 2013
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"Bullying Ben" has a lot of recognizable scenarios -- the hero is tricked, insulted and shunned by other children. He confides his problems in friend (a turkey), which is also something a lot of kids can relate to, as often a family pet is the only person who loves them unconditionally.

There are some excellent coping tactics here, and the example of a kids overcoming bullying is made all the stronger by the fact that Ben Franklin was one of our country's founders.

A fun and helpful book -- I definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beauty Brite on February 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed reading Bullying Ben. It was a very fun and insightful book to read. The illustrations were adorable. The message is simple and the words are great to read to children.

This book is encouraging and positive. Just about everyone was bullied at some point in their life. I admit, when I was growing up, I was bullied a few times. It was not fun at all. I wish I had a positive voice, such as Tommy the Turkey to cheer me on.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Simons on March 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Bullying Ben is a beautiful story about Benjamin Franklin and his childhood and how because he liked to do no so normal things, like invent things he was bullied because of it, including from his brother.
This is a great story for children, to help them know what bullying is and how to deal with it if they are being bullied.
A great short story for children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vickyhn on February 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, and i sat down with my little girl and we read it together. It shows that a famous person was bullied and went on to prove everyone wrong, becoming very successful. This is a fab book to read to people who have children that are being bullied and schools should all have a copy in their library. We loved it in our house
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany Hathorn on March 11, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
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Ok, now that we have that fine print out of the way...on to the review. I honestly never knew about Benjamin Franklin's childhood. I only learned about his inventions. So it was interesting to hear that he had been bullied. Not just by his peers, but by his brother as well. I suppose that young Ben was a prime target for bullying. He was smart, short, a bit on the chubby side, and he wore glasses. Those are ways of standing out that kids (and even adults) choose to focus on in a negative way. Poor Ben! He was also made fun of for the fact that his best friend was his pet turkey.

Ben endured a lot of different bullying tactics: name-calling, mean tricks, and even physical violence,

Ben had some coping mechanisms when it came to bullying. He would confide in Tommy, his pet turkey about the bullying and how awful and afraid it made him feel. Tommy told Ben that it was wrong that kids would pick on him just because he was different, but that Ben was a special person who would go on to do great things and that he had to remember and believe in that.He also told Ben that it didn't matter what other people thought of him. All that mattered was what Ben thought of himself. Ben would try to be positive in his thinking and in his actions. He read a lot and he would invest his negative energy into inventing things.

When a bullying incident turned violent, Ben told his mom, who brushed it off as kids being kids. However, Ben didn't accept that and under the advice of Tommy he wrote out a list of all of the ways that his peers had been bullying him and took it to the principal.
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