DAY 3 OF THE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR AT THE NATIONAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN CENTER

       This month, I’m hosting Day 3 of the Virtual Book Tours for all
       the children’s book authors/illustrators who are part of the
       October Showcase at the National Writing for Children Center.
       Today, I’m pleased to be hosting Day 1 of the tour for authors
       Alexa and Monique Peters. These ladies will be offering us trade
       book tips for teachers. 

 

       In our featured book, Cooper and Me and the First Halloween, we
       find Cooper and Trooper putting on Halloween masks, hiding
       behind a bush and scaring smaller pups. In a gentle way, the
       authors demonstrate that the two bigger pups were bullying
       smaller dogs, who perhaps couldn’t stick up for themselves.
       Teachers can use this text to help students discuss what to do if
       they think someone is bullying them (or a friend).


       Don’t bully.
      
       Bullies often pick on someone that they have power over. Cooper
       and Trooper wanted to scare the smaller pups.
      
       -What is a bully?
      
       -Can someone be a bully without meaning to be?
      
       -What is the difference between “fooling around” and being a
       bully?
      
       -Discuss how the characters in this book handled the situation.
      
       -Discuss ideas on how to prevent bullying behavior in your
       school.
      
       An additional talking point that the teacher could discuss with the
       class is:
      
       Don’t determine the worth of someone based on his/her appearance.
      
       In the book, the two bigger dogs decide to hide behind bushes and
       jump out to scare the smaller dogs passing by. To their surprise,
       the smallest pup of all, Bella, doesn’t run off. Instead, she uses her
       magic powers to teach Cooper and Trooper a lesson.
      
       Often times great qualities, don’t necessarily show up right away
       but once they do, you may be gaining a valuable relationship that
       may have been missed by judging so quickly.
       
       Follow all 7 authors on their 7-day Virtual Book Tours and leave
       comments and you could win the Giftbox Giveaway from the
       National Writing for Children Center.  Click here to keep
       following the tours: http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com/

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2 thoughts on “DAY 3 OF THE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR AT THE NATIONAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN CENTER

  1. Pingback: Cooper and Me and the First Halloween Helps Kids Talk about Bullying | The National Writing for Children Center

  2. This sounds like a good book to share with younger children. The topic of bullying needs to be addressed because no one should ever be put in the position of being bullied. Good title and nice cover.

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