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Children's Fiction Bullying

You Made Fun of My Sandwich

by (author) Jessica Pegis

illustrated by Harry Briggs

Publisher
Free Spirit Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Category
Bullying
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9798765922538
    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price
    $28.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4

Description

When a kid is teased about their lunch— the response is one of humor, creativity, and empathy.

When a classmate mocks their lunch, the storyteller's imagination takes flight. Clearly, the classmate doesn't realize that sandwiches don't know any words and can't be insulted. Also, the kid seems confused. Perhaps they think the sandwich is a strange fish. Or a space rock. But these are not the reasons for the classmate's bullying. Sometimes they come to school with no lunch—or food they throw away. The narrator concludes that the kid is not truly mean. But hungry. And offers them half a sandwich.

You Made Fun of My Sandwich tackles two tough topics—bullying and hunger—with a sensitive yet lighthearted hand, skillfully combining humor and empathy. A section for adults at the back of the book shares discussion questions to help children develop empathy and imagination.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Jessica Pegis has written three non-fiction series for children and several picture books in the areas of citizenship, conflict, media, and science. Her publications include the little-book series Citizenship in Action and the picture book What Are Insulators and Conductors? (Crabtree Publishing). Her adult speculative fiction novel, The God Painter, was published by Stone Table Books in 2021. Jessica lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Editorial Reviews

“This book provides a unique opportunity to raise the topic of teasing with children. An excellent resource for teachers and families to support the discussion of teasing and its impact.”

Jacqueline Specht, Ph.D., director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and professor, University of Western Ontario

“This book provides a unique opportunity to raise the topic of teasing with children. An excellent resource for teachers and families to support the discussion of teasing and its impact.”

Jacqueline Specht, Ph.D., director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and professor, University of Western Ontario

“This book provides a unique opportunity to raise the topic of teasing with children. An excellent resource for teachers and families to support the discussion of teasing and its impact.”

Jacqueline Specht, Ph.D., director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and professor, University of Western Ontario

“This book provides a unique opportunity to raise the topic of teasing with children. An excellent resource for teachers and families to support the discussion of teasing and its impact.”

Jacqueline Specht, Ph.D., director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and professor, University of Western Ontario

“This book provides a unique opportunity to raise the topic of teasing with children. An excellent resource for teachers and families to support the discussion of teasing and its impact.”

Jacqueline Specht, Ph.D., director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and professor, University of Western Ontario

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