Happy Friday Book Dragons!!! On the fifth day of 12 Reviews Of Xmas I introduce to you an author, that discussed friendship, bullying and love for baseball! Enjoy! ❤
Thanks a lot to publisher – TCK Publishing for the review copy.
Genre: Middle Grade/Children’s Book
Release date: 12 08 2018
Price*: Kindle £2.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £11.99 (GBP)
Kindle $3.99 (USD)/ Paperback $12.07 (USD)
Pages: ~ 104
My rating: It was OK.
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What I learned from this book: The tricks of avoiding bullies.
Description of the book: A cloud hangs over Jack as he begins fifth grade. Two boys from his class, Steve and Cliff, who began bullying him last spring, harass him again as soon as school starts. They take brownies and cookies from his lunch and call him “Mustard” because they think he’s a coward. Jack is miserable but he’s ashamed to ask for help and doesn’t want to tell anyone about his problem.
How this book made me feel: I was drawn to this book because it highlights bullying. It is a very important topic, that shapes young people into insecure adults, and I am glad that there is a book highlight this problem.
The protagonist of this book is Jack, and the story is told from his perspective. Jack is a fifth-grade student, who has great friends and loves baseball. I liked Jack, he is a cute and very intelligent young boy. Jack shares his tricks in avoiding the bullies, and his general daily routine. This book is very simplistic and the whole plot can be quite relatable to any schoolboy out there. It discusses home works, friendships, and baseball. I didn’t see many adventures or twits and turns in this book, it is written in simple and easy to understand language, suitable for children. The chapters are pretty short, and the ending rounded up this story pretty nicely.
To conclude, it is an important book, and I do recommend it for children to read. As an adult, I found this book not very entertaining and quite boring. I think children would enjoy it more because they would see themselves in Jack and could relate on some level. I do see the marketing and pricing issues with this book and I highlighted that to the publisher. For now, it is free on Kindle Unlimited, so please offer it to your kids, it is quite educational and might help someone. 🙂 Enjoy!
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Phyllis J. Perry grew up in a small town in northern California. She attended the University of California in Berkeley and worked as an elementary school teacher in California, New Jersey, and Colorado. She found that most schools have some form of bullying which is the underlying problem that her characters face in her book, Buddies, Bullies, and Baseball. She has written and published 90 books of fiction and nonfiction, most of which are available from publishers, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. A few of these titles are: Stand Up and Whistle, Amberjack Publishing Bold Women in Colorado History, Mountain Press A Kids’ Look at Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park, Globe-Pequot The First Rainbow, Vesuvius Publications Colorado Vanguards, The History Press.
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