Bently the Bully - by Holly Mazzochi
The cool, crisp days of autumn are finally here! Kids around the neighborhood are excited to swing, slide, and climb at their favorite playground. That is, until Bently shows up. He is ready to pull some hair, blacken some eyes, and break some bones. The sound of his footsteps, thump, thump, thump, sends children scattering in all directions for a spot to hide. No one is safe. Until one day, a brave boy named Harvey finds the courage to stand up to Bently. Little Harvey wants to make a big change in how his friends are being treated. What will Bently do? Will Bently show an apologetic heart? Will Harvey and his friends be able to forgive?
I Love these kinds of books. I try to teach my son lessons by talking to him, but he doesn't always like to listen. Reading him this book makes it easier for him to pay attention and grasp what is happening when he is looking at two characters. Using Harvey and Bently, I was able to talk to him about how sometimes bullies are that way because of how their life is. They typically have someone who bullies them, so they learn to do that to others. In this book you will see a boy, Harvey, stand up to Bently with kindness and still offers to be his friend even after Bently hurt him. It's important to teach our children to be kind. I’ve had some recent experiences just watching kids at the playground while my son is there and I can see kids are not always kind to each other. This would be a great choice to help teach your child a valuable lesson or add to your classroom.
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