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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are Hardcover – August 1, 2008
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Enter Lucy. More like, enter KIND CHILD, who does what is right and shows kids you don't have to bully back to win. We need to make kindness more popular than bullying! I'm so passionate about this...okay anyways.....she is taunted and teased by Ralph, but doesn't give in to the temptation to bully back. She rises above because of her grandfather's words in the first few pages, "Remember, when you treat others with love and kindness, you are doing the right thing."
Okay, call me crazy but I still believe in the magic of smothering 'mean' people with kindness. Essentially this lets them know they can't push your buttons. This doesn't mean we want our kids to turn into a bunch of door mats. But we want them to use the BEST PART of who they are and not join in on the 'back and forth' bully game. Lately, I'm teaching more about empathy, compassion, and being your best self. Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun has reminded me of one of the ultimate strategies to combat bullying - respect, kindness, and be your best self. Recently, I had a student report to me at recess that she had just received a put down. When I asked how she responded, her response was, "I said - I'm sorry you are having a bad day. And then I just walked away." And I just stood there with my mouth hanging open. (i love my job!) This was one of the role plays the kids and I worked on.Read more ›
Beautiful artwork compliments this heartfelt story!
So, for the premise and the effort and the cute picture and the ability to start a conversation, I think it's an OK book. But I think there are books out there that do a better job. For a picture book about a child who feels picked on for what she eats try Rosemary Well's "...Read more ›
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It's not about "having the courage to be who you are"--it's about a girl who stands up to a bully. Read morePublished 11 days ago by gypsyrebel
The illustrations were adorable. The amount of text was reasonable for our 4 and 6 yr old granddaughters. They had me read it several times. Read morePublished 14 days ago by K. Palmer
Wonderful book about accepting differences in people. Beautiful illustrations.Published 19 days ago by BLKS
Love live this book! I love the moral lesson.. Ive been reading it for my daughter, she is 10 months old but i cannot wait til she is able to read and understand it herself. Read morePublished 28 days ago by ItzMzLhine
Great book! My toddler is 2.5 and although she may not understand the whole thing, she enjoys it.Published 1 month ago by Catalina L.
I am a third grade teacher and was looking for a book to read to my class about bullying. This wonderful book is perfect! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catwoman