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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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This book reminded me a lot of "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match"and "Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress"
  sierragriggs | Dec 18, 2015 |
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are is a children's picture book. This story is about a girl named Lucy who seems to be different than everyone. She realizes this when she opens her lunch and it is different than what others are eating. Some tease her and she feels badly. Instead of trying to get back at them. Lucy takes the high the road and has the courage to be herself even when its scary. This is great story to use in the classroom with students. It displays what courage looks like and also gives a real life situation. This is a great story to show being different is a book thing. It's always good to be who you are.
The illustrations are simple drawings that look to be down in color pencil. ( )
  manderson20 | Nov 16, 2015 |
43 months - Cute story, I liked that the little girl did the right thing and was the better person. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Lucy is different from the other kids and these differences are something that Ralph makes sure to point out to the other kids. They make fun of her hair and the food she eats. This makes her very sad and her papa is concerned for her. However, Lucy is the bigger person and help Ralph when he really needs it on the playground. She has the courage to be herself and make a good decision. Here decision is something that leaves her proud of the decisions she has made.
  kbuffum13 | Apr 7, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy for a couple of reasons. First, I thought the main character Lucy was extremely relatable and well developed. Lucy is known for her big curly hair and strange taste in food of which includes spaghetti in a hot dog bun, or ketchup on toast. These strange habits alienate her from her peers, and she becomes a victim of bullying. As a result of the teasing, Lucy becomes more introverted and unwilling to go to school. However, in the end Lucy decides to stand up for herself after being so frustrated with the bully Ralph. I think that the character growth Lucy displayed shows children that sometimes it’s necessary to defend yourself if you are being bullied. I also liked the illustrations because it enhanced the overall message of the story. For example, when Lucy was irritated with the bullying, the reader can clearly see her emotions; Lucy’s demeanor in the drawing was reserved, sad, and defeated. On the other hand, the other students were happy and chatty. This allows the reader to fully understand the negative affect bullying had on Lucy. Because this book is catered to children, I think that the underlying message of being accepting of differences is a very important concept to grasp. I liked this book because I believe that it accurately described bullying and the effects it has on people. It also pushes the reader to analyze their own behavior towards their peers, and how their own words can affect someone else. ( )
  ShakelaWilliams | Feb 8, 2015 |
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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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