Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Best Anti-Bullying Book for Kids!
Timmy the Fish by Sean A. Kollman, Illustrated by Alicia C. Mattern is a full color children’s story about a small fish who is bullied at school by some of his older peers. With the help from his friends, he learns how to overcome these bullies without resorting to violence.
The following are letters by students from a North Dakota 2nd grade class that read Timmy the Fish with their teacher:
“I learned not to be afraid of bullies. I also learned it’s ok to be afraid of bullies. I learned that you might be afraid of people that you see right away but might just come to be friends.” - Dalton
“I like the pictures very much. I learned that bullying is not nice. I learned that fish go to school. We learned that we should not push other people around because it is not nice.” - Sierra
“I learned not to be a bully. Not to be afraid. Timmy had a big friend, the friends name was Brutus. Brutus swam with Timmy and became friends.” - Lexee
“I learned that you should stand up for yourself. I also learned that some people might be nicer then people say. I really liked your pictures.” - Suria
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Alisha: I highly recommend this book for every elementary library and classroom. This is an excellent teaching tool for kids learning to read with a fantastic message! The illustrations are so wonderful, you'll have fun finding all the little hidden sea creatures with your children! See how much my children love it! Annalisa is giving her peace sign for all those bullies out there and Benjamin gives a thumbs up to Mr. Kollman and Miss Mattern for their great story and beautiful illustrations!