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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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Everyone is different and has different tastes. In this book the character learns to be who she wants to bePublished 1 day ago by Barry Poole
This was a good read for our 3 year old about other kids being mean and how to handle situations. It was simple enough for her to understand and help open conversations about... Read morePublished 4 days ago by MVB
My 5 years old daughter who just started reading books alone loves this book. This book is so cute and the story is well written. Strongly recommend for any kids at any ages. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kim JiAe
Great little story about dealing with school bullies and learning to accept and love who you are. My nearly 5yo loves it.Published 11 days ago by Sara Winter
Cute book! My students enjoyed it and I loved the message it sends about being your own person and accepting differences.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great story about empathy, bullying, and various social skills. Great lesson when time is short and kids love books, so all good!Published 14 days ago by angelsRreal
This book encorages not only being comfortable with differences among people, but kindness in return for cruelty.Published 14 days ago by Phoenix7