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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are (edition 2012)

by Maria Dismondy, Kimberly Shaw-Peterson (Illustrator)

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Title:Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
Authors:Maria Dismondy
Other authors:Kimberly Shaw-Peterson (Illustrator)
Info:Maria Dismondy Inc. (2012), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy




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Lucy follows her own beat of the drum. She likes to eat spaghetti in a hot dog bun, she puts ketchup on her toast she has big pooch curly hair, and she wears mismatch socks. Her Papa Gino teaches her that everybody is different, and that's what makes the world interesting. He tells her that no matter how different we are on the exterior, we all have a heart with feelings inside. One day a boy in her class named Ralph accidentally trips on her foot and becomes angry with her. He begins teasing her about her food and her hair and even sticks crayons in it. One day he brings her a bag with dog treats. Lucy becomes very upset and her feelings are hurt but she never ones thinks about compromising her personality to fit in. But one day at recess, Ralph gets stuck in the monkey bars and everybody makes fun of him. Lucy wants to use this opportunity to yell at Ralph for being mean to her, but instead she helps him to safety. Before she leaves, Ralph draws her a picture . Lucy tells her Papa Gino about what happened and he congratulates her on her appropriate life choice. Appropriate for ages 4-6.
(Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Library)
  EmilyDean | Feb 24, 2014 |
This book can be used to talk about how being different is okay, you shouldn't be ashamed of it. The students will love the crazy things the character does and how she helps others. ( )
  Mcs018 | Nov 30, 2013 |
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun is a lower-elementary read that deals with issues of bullying and acceptance in the classroom. This story is about a young girl who gets made fun of for the food she eats. The moral of the story teaches children that everyone is different and deserved to be appreciated because of their unique attributes. Would be ideal for a read-aloud in a lower elementary classroom because of its simple language and colorful illustrations. ( )
  hhuget | Dec 4, 2012 |
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Lucy's grandpa has always taught her the importance of treating others the way you would want to be treated, and that it's okay to be different. When Lucy's classmate Ralph starts teasing her at school, Lucy makes a very courageous decision to stand up for herself and what she believes.… (more)

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