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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are Paperback – August 11, 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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great story for kids. My five-year-old loved it. It's perfect for teaching kids to treat everyone with kindness, respect differences and how to handle bullies. Read morePublished 1 day ago by SFW819
Got this book or my Daughter's birthday. Needless to say, it goes everywhere we go. In the van, when taking a bath and bedtime. It made my daughter appreciate what we have.Published 3 days ago by G Merritt
Such an adorable book for all ages! The message is meaningful and the illustrations are beautiful.Published 6 days ago by Julie G Smith
Amazing book. I enjoy reading eat to my granddaughter over and over. Highly recommend it.Published 6 days ago by Khanoom
I used this book in my 3rd grade classroom at the beginning of the school year to introduce the topic of respect and acceptance of others' differences. The students loved it!Published 11 days ago by Steve O'Brien
This was a great little book to add to my library. I bought it for a child development class that I was taking and the while class loved it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Cat Kealoha
My granddaughter loved this book. She likes to have it read over and over again. It has a lesson for the children who read it.Published 15 days ago by Cammy