Friday, July 8, 2011

Adventures at Walnut Grove: A Lesson About Teasing Reviewed by Irene Roth

Title: Adventures at Walnut Grove: A Lesson About Teasing
Written by: Dana Lehman
Illustrated by: Judy Lehman
Lehman Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 13-978-0-9792686-0-1
Price: $15.95
Ages 3-8
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Synopsis: This is a great book about treating others like you'd like to be treated. Sammy was different. He was a squirrel but he had the eyes of a raccoon. Because of this he got teased a lot.

Bucky, one of the  animals in the forest, kept calling him raccoon eyes when he tried to play walnut ball. Because of this, he struck out. However, when Bucky got teased himself, he finally learned how much it hurt, and he wowed to never do it again. That is such a great lesson for kids to learn.

Overall Thoughts: Dana's book has many great messages for young kids. She shows that it is wrong to tease others because it really hurts their feelings. In addition, we have to appreciate people for who they are but not their physical appearance. Lastly, she shows that we shouldn't tease others if we don't like to be teased ourselves. Our true friends will love us for who we truly are. We don't need to be something that we're not.

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2 comments:

Joylene Butler said...

Wonderful review, Karen. This would be a delight for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog. Your visits are always a treat.

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, Joylene. This is a guest review by Irene Roth and yes, the book sounds delightful!

Thanks so much for stopping by.