Jungle Bullies

Jungle Bullies

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by Steven Kroll, Vincent Nguyen

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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
No one in the jungle will share. Elephant orders Hippo out of the pond and as Elephant is much bigger than Hippo, he splashes out of pond leaving Elephant to bathe in peace. In turn Hippo orders Lion out of the path; Lion orders Leopard out of the grass; and Leopard orders Monkey off the branch of the tree. But Monkey's Mama has some very good advice. "Son, you have to stand up to bullies. You go back to Leopard and you tell him there's enough room for two on that branch." Monkey does just that. "Don't you tell me what to do, this tree's big enough for two. Share it with me as a friend, don't be mean to me again." Leopard agrees and in turn confronts Lion with the same words who then speaks to Hippo who, with all the animals behind him, tells Elephant that the pond is big enough for two. In fact, "big or little, large or small, this pond's big enough for all." The colorful double-page illustrations and the recurring refrain make this an ideal read-aloud and a good introduction to a discussion of sharing.
School Library Journal
Pre-Gr 1-In this cumulative picture book, Elephant wants to swim in the pond, so he chases Hippo away. Hippo forces Lion to move so that he can get by, and Lion chases Leopard out of his favorite spot. Leopard forces Monkey out of the tree, and he runs to Mama, who advises him to stand up for himself. With her help, he tells Leopard, "Don't you tell me what to do, this tree's big enough for two. Share it with me as a friend, don't be mean to me again." This rhythmic refrain is repeated as each animal, with the help of his new friends, stands up to the bigger bully until all of the creatures are playing together in the pond. The watercolor and charcoal spreads with digital techniques are inviting and simple while conveying the animals' fear and then remorse when confronted. The predictable recurring text makes this a good read-aloud and a helpful way to introduce the topic to children.-Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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