Wow, this was an absolutely wonderful book! I think I enjoyed reading it just as much as my kids, and it is definitely one that we can read over and over and continue to enjoy! We are big fans of ice cream in this house, and the wonderfully fun character names had us laughing!
Not only was this book full of fun that had us giggling and soaking in the cute images, it also had a great message that every child should read. There is a bullying storyline that really shows children the hurtful nature of it. I really liked how the other ice cream friends/flavors come to the rescue and stand up for Mustachio Pistachio when King Bully Vanilli targets him!
Continue reading “War at the Ice Cream Store by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson”
Bullying is a topic that needs to continue to be discussed, and I’m so happy to see these types of stories being written. This was an interesting mix of high school drama, bullying, and sisterly relationships.
The Dimes are this terrible group where each member tries to become the number 1 position in the group by bullying other students until they drop out of school. How awful! They are a horrible group that is easy to hate. When their sites are set on the Robertson sisters, they find it harder than anticipated.
Continue reading “Battle of the Bullies by Fenyx Blue”
This is a great book for kids to learn a variety of lessons!
✔️ Making new friends
✔️ Being in a new place
✔️ Doing the right thing
Salsa is new to the neighborhood and meets Chips. They spend time playing in the dog park near their homes. They come across dogs that can be new friends, and other dogs that are not so nice. One day Salsa comes across a dog in trouble, but it’s one that was not nice in the past. What does Salso do?
Continue reading “The Adventures of Chips & Salsa by Cynthia Petillo”
I love when children’s books address real-life situations that kids have to deal with. I think that it is so important to address these issues and provide the opportunity to learn and be better!
Cluck and Fluffy are an unlikely pair in this farm-yard story. Cluck is a new rabbit that has been placed in the chicken coop for a short time. The chickens are mean and shun him, making him feel like an outcast. When one chicken finally decides to befriend Cluck, they show that being mean and hurtful is not the right way to act.
Continue reading “Cluck and Fluffy by Ceasar Castro”
Bullying is such a sad, real thing for children. This book tackles this mean, hurtful thing with a wonderful story that helps children understand what bullying is, and what they should do when it happens.
Max is so excited to start school, but when a bully starts calling him “elephant ears”, he doesn’t know what to do. His friends don’t know what to do either, and Max feels very alone. When one friend stands up to the bully, it helps Max stand up to him too.
Continue reading “Elephant Ears by Fanya Randall”