Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
By Anna Dewdney
(Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670013951, 40pp.)
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
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Llama Llama likes to sing.
Gilroy laughs at everything.
Llama sings out just the same.
Gilroy says a not-nice name.
Teacher has some things to say:
calling names is not OK.
Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?
Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.
Anna Dewdney (www.annadewdney.com) is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Llama Llama series. She lives in southern Vermont.
Praise for LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT by Anna Dewdney:
"Dewdney’s lovable Llama Llama offers children one strategy to combat bullying, all couched in her trademark rhyming verse and presented through situations that are sure to resonate with those new-to-school." —Kirkus
“[Dewdney] writes touchingly about the emotions of young children… [offering] a model for empathy, courage and forgiveness.” —New York Times Book Review
"A great discussion starter." —School Library Journal