Lilly Traps the Bullies

Lilly Traps the Bullies

by Brenda Bellingham
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Lilly and Theresa run into bullies at the pool, Spider and Bugsy, who tease Theresa but take an interest in Lilly. Lilly faces tough decisions about being a good friend versus trying to fit in. Brenda Bellingham s story emphasizes the importance of problem-solving and teamwork in standing up to bullying.

Overview

Lilly and Theresa run into bullies at the pool, Spider and Bugsy, who tease Theresa but take an interest in Lilly. Lilly faces tough decisions about being a good friend versus trying to fit in. Brenda Bellingham s story emphasizes the importance of problem-solving and teamwork in standing up to bullying.

Editorial Reviews

Resource Links
"An excellent introduction for children beginning to read longer novels."
Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON)
"The full page illustrations help pull readers thru the story, providing visual clues...A satisfying read, with themes of friendship, loyalty, bullying and fitting in."
Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Lilly, Minna and Theresa are friends who are lucky to live next door to each other. They enjoy being friends and always find fun things to do. However, today is a free day from school and the girls just can't seem to find a way to be together. Lilly's mom wants her to clean her room, Minna has to practice her piano and Theresa has to find the missing mouse that she brought into the house. When Minna's grandmother agrees to drive the girls to the community pool for the afternoon, they all pitch in to help each other complete necessary chores so that they can go swimming. Arriving at the pool, the girls encounter Spider and Bugsy who are known as the cool kids. They invite Lilly and Minna to join them for games but they tease Theresa and play tricks on her in the pool. Lilly enjoys being included in the games of the two boys but she knows she owes her loyalty to Theresa. At the end of the day, the girls help Minna find her lost mouse before the cat finds him, and the discovery of the mouse brings some interesting points to light about their new cool friends. The author brings the topic of bullying to the forefront through this story and offers readers ways to deal with this schoolyard problem. This makes a good addition for the elementary health curriculum for the classroom as well as the general media center collection. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887809637
Publisher:
Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Series:
Formac First Novels
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

BRENDA BELLINGHAM was born in Liverpool, England and now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her numerous children's books include many Canadian Children's Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selections.

CLARKE MacDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


BRENDA BELLINGHAM was born in Liverpool, England and now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta. A mother and former school teacher, she rediscovered writing in her late forties and went on to become the President, Past President, and Program Director for the Canadian Author's Association Edmonton Branch. She has also taught evening classes in writing for children. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection and seven titles in the Lilly series.
CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >