The Great Big Slap: Slapping is Unacceptable
by Patrice M. Foster
Christopher and William live next door. Christopher always laughs at William's little sister Sarah, saying she looks like a scarecrow. But Sarah never mentions it to anyone.
One evening at summer camp, William hears Christopher making fun of Sarah. Enraged, William slaps Christopher in front of every parent!
Do you think slapping Christopher solves the problem? Or it might make things worse.
I really liked the message of the book and fit in perfectly with a discussion I had with my son recently. In the story we get to learn that Christopher comes from a poorer upbringing and doesn’t have the easy life that William and Sarah have. This leads him to feel very jealous and he takes it out on Sarah to make him feel better. He makes fun of her and calls her names that make her cry. I love being able to show this type of situation to my kids because they will eventually come across someone in their life that they do not get along with. And understanding that something in their normal life at home may be the reason why they act a certain way. The Great Big Slap is a great book that shows us 2 different worlds from the eyes of the kids, and how to resolve anger in the right way.
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