Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully

Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully

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Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn, Barbara Leonard Gibson

In this latest addition to the Kissing Hand book collection, Chester Raccoon must learn to deal with another common problem of childhood: a bully at school.

When Mrs. Raccoon learns that there is a bully problem at school, she decides to investigate the situation. But after seeing the bully for herself, she shares a story about a forest that was full of smooth yellow stones, and how the animals living there changed a pointy stone they found into a smooth stone so that it wouldn't hurt any tender paws.

Chester, Ronny, and Cassy follow the spirit of Mrs. Raccoon's story when they next encounter the Bully. Approaching him as a group, they invite him to play, proving that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him or her a friend.

This book encourages children to understand that many child bullies are themselves unhappy and gives readers a good example of settling differences by peaceful means. Educators will embrace this story about a positive strategy for dealing with a bully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933718422
Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2011
Series: Kissing Hand Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully [With CD (Audio)] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Humbee More than 1 year ago
Chester and his friends are terrified of the playground bully. Thankfully, they have Chester's mom to go to for wisdom and practical advice on how to take charge of the situation and tame the bully in question. This is just another beautiful book in the Chester series. I think it's perfect for children in the K-3rd grades categories. I'm not sure younger children will relate as well, although I did read it to my 5 yr. old grandson who seemed to understand and love it. This may be the quality of the relationship between Chester and his mom shining through, along with the cooperation of his friends more than the bullying situation, however. One issue I have about the book is the length. For children of this age group, it's seems to me it's just too long. I think it would have been better if it had been shorter. Over 30 pages looses a child this young... Deborah/TheBookishDame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not do this boy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for cooling off on a summer day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story and one that can help children understand and deal with bullying. I read it to my grandson's 2nd grade class when I visited. It was one of several books the teacher had for us to choose from. I loved it! I also read it with a child I mentor who enjoyed it as well. This story would be appropriate and appeal to children in grades K-3 and I would definitely read other books by this author.
KidLitWriter More than 1 year ago
Chester and his pals have been getting bullied by a badger and do not know what to do. Mrs. Raccoon sits the kids down and tells them a story. In the story a forest floor is covered with shiny yellow stones that are cherished and collected. One day a blue stone, with sharp points, is found among all the fabulous yellow stones. No one wanted this ugly rock until they were shown how to value it and help the stone become a better stone. So the animals went to work chipping off the points and polishing the rock. Soon they had a shiny rock they could cherish, though it was still blue. Chester and his pals return to school ready to show some yellow rock spirit toward the bully badger. As a group they approached the badger so closely that the badger became scared. When Chester got nose-to-nose with the badger he smiled and invited the bully to play with everyone. Astonished, the badger agreed and soon after he stopped his bully ways and joined the other animal kids. He was even conscience of being gentle so his quils would not bust the toys. This is another cute Chester Raccoon picture book that helps young children understand sometimes difficult concepts. This one on bullies takes a rather benign approach that may work with younger children. The story had the bullied kids be extra nicer to the bully, hoping they can wear down his anger, frustration, loneliness (Mrs. Raccoon's theory), and whatever causes kids to bully. The illustrations are colorful, expressive and convey the story well. I think any young child would love this book and would learn to be a little nicer to others and to include others despite appearances or defenses. That is a terrific thing to instill in children. The fabric of our society is only as strong as the threads which weave it. A nice message: be nice even to those who treat you badly because you just might help that person change for the better. OK, maybe that is a lot to get from a 32 page young children's picture book, yet I say what I think in reviews and I think this book is a wonderful way to entertain and teach. Note: received from netgalley, courtesy of the publisher
mommybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Bullying is on increasingly serious issue that young kids face. In Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully Mrs. Raccoon helps both Chester and Ronny Raccoon, as well as some other loveable forest friends, deal with the bullying Badger. When I read this book to my 4 year old son it sparked a great conversation about what bullies are and how he needs to deal with them. I am grateful up to this point to that neither of my children have fallen victim to bullying or have been the bully themselves. I have heartfelt gratitude towards Penn for writing Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully. In the event of a bullying episode I am sure that this book will prove to be helpful. I am glad to see Penn address the serious issue in a way young children can relate too. It is never too early to talk to our children about difficult situations. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was trying to find a book to help my son deal with a bully at school. This story suggests making friends with the bully. This is not a realistic solution for dealing with a bully. I'm returning the book tomorrow. I will not even read it to my child. Useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story with Chester, who many kids already know from The Kissing Hand. A lesson on how to deal with bullies and turn them into a friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With an eye on Bullying, Mrs. Penn touches a topic very close to the hearts of teachers, parents and children. Read how Chester faces and overcomes a sad and unfortunate rite of passage.