Can one act of bravery change everything--including A.Blob?
It's official: A. Blob on a Bus, by L.A. Kefalos is now available for purchase! We are so pleased to bring this new resource to teachers, parents, and leaders who are looking to start conversations about bullying, empathy, and kindness.
With its beautiful illustrations and rhymed verse, A.Blob on a Bus explores the issue of bullying from the perspective of the bystander, asking young readers "What would you do?" and empowering them to help make their community a better place.
Although studies reveal that 1 in 4 children faces bullying, research also shows that early interventions, such as reading topical books and holding discussions can help change that statistic for the better. Through her writing, L.A. Kefalos hopes to be a part of that solution. “We are all in this together”, Kefalos shared, “children, parents, teachers--the whole community. My book can't end bullying alone. It is just one line in an enormous conversation. But it can start the discussion.”
A. Blob on a Bus is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. With each purchase, you also receive a FREE download of the accompanying material discussion guide with lesson plans, craft, and discussion questions to guide conversations and help young readers learn to be upstanders.
Your bookshelf is about to get sticky! We are so excited to share the news that A. Blob on a Bus, by L.A. Kefalos, the follow up to This is A. Blob, hits shelves Monday, July 22!
According to research, the school bus is one the "hot zones" for school bullying. Kefalos's newest picture book confronts this issue head on. In A. Blob on a Bus, we meet the purple bully once again and it appears it still hasn't learned that being mean won't make friends stick. As A. Blob pokes, prods, and pesters, it seems like the children will never be able to ride the bus in peace; that is, until one brave girl decides to take a stand. Suitable for children ages 4-8, this picture book encourages readers to take action against bullying and shows how one act of bravery can change everything--maybe even a bully.
You can get your copy of A. Blob on a Bus on Monday, July 22! The book will be available for sale here at laughingleopardpress.com or you can pick one up on Amazon.com.
If you haven't read the first book in the series, This is A.Blob, be sure to check it out so you're caught up and ready to read A. Blob on a Bus!
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This is A. Blob by L. A Kefalos. $14.95
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