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Geez Louise! by Susan Middleton Elya

Geez Louise! (edition 2003)

by Susan Middleton Elya, Eric Brace

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Title:Geez Louise!
Authors:Susan Middleton Elya
Other authors:Eric Brace
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Tags:insects, friendship, talent, bullying, bravery

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Geez Louise! by Susan Middleton Elya



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From looking at the cover of this book, "Geez Louise!" I knew this would be a fun and silly read. The young stink bug, Louise, "could count all her friends on her little pinky." Because she was so stinky, no one wanted to be her friend, until Tara the termite came along. Tara encouraged Louise to beat a bully, Kiki the cockroach, in a skating tournament. When Louise won, she also won a lot of new friends. I especially like this book because Tara became her friend before she won the tournament. She was a great friend and believed that Louise could beat Kiki. This book has the underlying message of bullying. I enjoyed watching the "little guy" stand up to the "bigger guy" and win in the end. This teachers young readers to stand up for themselves and have a little faith in their abilities. ( )
  rmwinter | Feb 21, 2017 |
Everyone loves a good story about an underdog succeeding against the odds. That's what "Geez Louise!" is. Louise isn't popular at all. In fact, she is constantly made fun of, but one day, she decides to stand up for herself and challenge a bully. In this classic good vs. evil story, readers see the importance of standing against bullying and believing in themselves. ( )
  tmoore3 | May 3, 2016 |
This book is a funny rhyming story about a little bug- girl whose was challenged a bully in skating. The illustrations were lively in making the text even more enjoyable. this book is great for poem structures and teaching about rhyming words. ( )
  epalaz | Mar 7, 2013 |
Louise is a smelly stinkbug who only has one friend. Kiki the roach is a bully. Louise faces her fears and stands up to Kiki in an ice skating contest. This is an excellent book to teach children about being comfortable about being different and facing bullies. Cute illustrations, too. ( )
  ashoemak | Jan 24, 2013 |
Louise is a stinkbug who takes on her bully in a skating contest and defeats her. This book has a great idea behind it. It shows that someone can stand up to their bully using their strengths and overcome them. There does not have to be any violence involved. This story shows a stinkbug who has low confidence because she is different, but then she gets confidence because she puts herself out there. I would really like to read this book to my class when talking to them about being confident in themselves. ( )
  LauraMcQueen | Jan 22, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399235825, Hardcover)

Louise is a stinkbug whose stench keeps most of the other bugs away. Not her best friend, Tara, though. And, unfortunately, not the biggest bully around-Kiki the cockroach. When Kiki threatens to flatten Louise if she dares to compete against her in the skating contest, Louise's confidence wavers. Luckily Tara is there to boost her back up. Louise wows the audience and Kiki's mean-spiritedness lands her on her rump.

Cheer for Louise as she wins much more than a contest with her courage and heart.

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