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Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs Paperback – October 1, 1999
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From School Library Journal
Paul Kelsey, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library, LA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Simon's Hook has been selected to receive The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. -- The National Parenting Center November 1999
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The cover (not yet shown today) has a red background and Simon is sitting on a hook under water as if it was a swing. Fish swim about and all the characters are fanciful and smiling.
The basic story includes a "bad hair day." When Simon's sister can't find her gum, she finds that it is in Simon's hair. Unfortunately she has to cut off a lot of his hair to get the gum out. This story will be very familiar to children. I remember this happening to me when I fell asleep while chewing gum.
Simon is doing quite well while wearing a hat, but when he falls and his hat falls off, all the children start to call him lawn mower head. As he runs home he accidentally runs into Grandma Rose. Simon tells her what happened and tells her about the teasing.
"But why do you bite? "
"Bite?" cried Simon.
"I didn't bite anyone!"
After going into her garage, Grandma Rose returns with a fishing line. A piece of paper is attached to the end of the hook and a cat is trying to bat at the paper. By waving the paper around for the cat, Grandma Rose shows how the cat bats at the paper. Then, she dangles the paper in front of Simon. Then Simon catches the paper too.
"You're not a free fish anymore."
"But what else can I do?"
Then over a glass of lemonade and a few cookies, Grandma Rose tells Simon a fish story. The next two pages are filled with fish thinking, saying things or biting at pieces of paper with put downs and teases written on them.Read more ›
This book has helped my daughter a lot! She is a child who gets her feelings hurt quite a bit. This has helped empower her and, overall, made many of the teasing children stop teasing her.
I highly recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Good subject, and good approach to teaching kids how to deal with other kids' mean words.Published 2 months ago by Faz
Really don't love this book but have created guidance lessons based on it. It's a bit too wordy but has a good message.Published 3 months ago by Kiersten
Not as good as I thought. Very hard to use for a 5 year old that is being tease.Published 3 months ago by Queens Meadow
this was recommended to us and we enjoyed the story and it's message. Very well written and fun graphics.Published 4 months ago by Shirley Dallman
I LOVE this book. It's great to teach kids how to stand up to others that are being mean.Published 4 months ago by Adrian Paschal