"The Get Along Gang and the Big Bully"
Written by Margo Lundell
Illustrated by Darrell Baker
This story is about a group of animals that hang out together. One of them is really mean to the others. The group got together and had a meeting with out him around. They decided they would ignore him since he just wants attention. He caused them to get kicked out of the ice cream shop. As they are leaving they tell him they don't want him going with them. He ends up saving their club house by tricking another town bully and learns a valuable lesson and they decide he can hang out with them again.
I think this book would be good for children ages five to eleven. It's a really good story that is easy to understand and could be used with older students by going more in depth.
I think using the animals instead of kids makes it appealing to children. Also the bright, colorful pictures help out some too.
This book describes bullies well. It tells that they want attention and it also says that you have to not be afraid of them. I think this story could help both bullies and the victims of bullies.
GRADE LEVEL: K-5
Video "Groark Learns about Bullying" from video series "Prevent Violence with Groark"
Book "The Get Along Gang and the Big Bully"
* To recognize different forms of bullying behavior--in themselves as well as in others.
* What's wrong with being a bully.
* Why they should never participate in bullying situations.
Sometimes it is difficult to know...