Max outwits a bully and makes a new friend. This Level F book is perfect for first-grade readers. Big Bob is a bully who takes Max’s lunch. Max’s friends try to help Max deal with it. “Don’t look at him,” says one friend. Max takes his friend’s advice, but the bully takes Max’s sandwich anyway. “Be nice to him. Give him a gift,” suggests another friend. Max gives Big Bob a lemon ice, but the bully squashes it on Max’s head. Big Bob doesn’t like lemons–which proves to be useful information. Max starts bringing lemon-flavored lunches. And once his lunches are safe, Max reaches out to Big Bob in friendship. Bob accepts, and all of the children enjoy lunch together. This easy-to-read story includes extra material for both kids and adults on dealing with bullies– for young readers: a list of Do’s and Don’ts; for grown-ups: where to go for help. This book has been officially leveled by using the F&amp;amp;P Text Level Gradient(TM) Leveling System. The award-winning I Like to Read series features guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators–including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors–create original, high-quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own! Level F books, for early first graders, feature longer, more varied sentences than Level E. Level F books encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and illustrations provide support and additional detail. When Level F is mastered, follow up with Level G.
While back matter has tips that outline good approaches for dealing with bullying, they’re not actually the steps shared in the story, and the approach depicted, while humorous, is not a good approach.
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