This is a A. Blob and A. Blob on a Bus are the first two books in a series written by L.A. Kefalos, and published by Laughing Leopard Press. L.A. first picture book, This is a A. Blob introduces the bully, who “has no form, it has no shape. It’s not a plum or a seedless grape.” This bully is mean to other children both verbally and physically. What will the children at Lincoln Elementary do when A. Blob bullies them? This book is a cliff hanger for her second book, A. Blob on a Bus. In L.A.’s second book, A. Blob on a Bus, we once again meet the purple bully, A. Blob. The children of Lincoln Elementary are now trapped on a bus with A. Blob! As A.Blob pokes, prods, and pesters, the children have a decision to make: will they stand by and watch their friends get bullied, or will they finally take a stand?
Why is the bully A. Blob and what does this book teach children?
A. Blob is gender and race neutral, allowing children to project their own experiences into the story.
Empower children to take action and provide key steps to stand up to bullying.
Illustrate all 4 roles in a bullying scenario: the bully, the victim, the bystander, and the upstander
Illustrations and rhymed verse draw young readers and make complex subjects easier to understand
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Discussion Guide included!
Each book comes with a K-3 material discussion guide which includes discussion questions, lesson plans, and carryover activities for children to enjoy in the classroom or at home!
Listen to my podcast with L.A. Kefalos here!