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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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I thought this book was one children could relate to. I remember in kindergarten being bullied because I ate an egg salad sandwich. I was also short and very nonathletic. This book encourages readers to be who they are. It's one of the better bullying ones that I have read.
  Gabrielle_Stoller | Sep 21, 2016 |
This book was about a little girl named Lucy who was different and did different things than her other friends. The boy Ralph was being so mean to her; he would laugh and make mean comments at her. One day Ralph was on the monkey bars and her got stuck at the top; kids were laughing at him. Lucy was on the swings and she finally got the courage to face Ralph and that is when she saw Ralph at the top. She saw tears in his eyes so she helped him off the monkey bars.

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This book really made my heart sad but also happy. Being the bully may be fun to others until it happens to them and then they get to experience the hurt. I loved how Lucy was facing Ralph and then she deceided to help him when he was down.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Make the students make a list about what they like about each student.
2. Have each student draw a picture of what they love doing or what they eat.
3. Discuss with the class bullying is not acceptable, and talk with them about helping each student when they are down. ( )
  KourtneyPhillips | Mar 22, 2016 |
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 |
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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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