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You're Mean, Lily Jean! Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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When a new girl moves in next door, siblings Sandy and Carly are thrilled. Lily Jean seems so interesting, and Sandy who is older than Carly naturally gravitates to Lily Jean (who is about Sandy's age). Not wanting to be left out, Carly tries to be a part of the 'team', but Lily Jean behaves meanly toward Carly. During one of the playtimes, the theme is cowgirls, and poor Carly is only allowed to play if she will agree to play a 'cow', and is forced to 'moo'. Carly feels humiliated and degraded, yet she agrees to do this, just so she can play with the older girls. Her sister Sandy notices this, and though she makes suggestions to Lily Jean, she is ignored.
It is left to Carly to come up with an ingenious idea that puts Lily Jean in her place, and with Sandy backing Carly up, the siblings just might persuade Lily Jean to give up her bullying tactics. The story makes for an interesting, timely discussion with young children on how to address bullies and mean/ inappropriate behavior. Children need to understand that there are no excuses for such meanness, and that they need to stand up for themselves or their friends, and put a stop to bullying behavior. I love that this story is told in such a subtle manner, yet effectively addresses the topic.
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Great book for kiddos to learn how actions affect others and their own feelings when they get hurt.Published 8 months ago by Gina Sciola
My 5 year old is dealing with girl drama in Kindergarten and this book helped her talk about what is going on with her friends.Published on April 2, 2014 by Kory Booher
my students loved this book, i liked the message in the book. tables turned on the bully and she learns her lessonPublished on June 2, 2013 by riv