Looking for a book to share with kids that clearly, and honestly introduces bullying?
Elephant Ears by Fanya Randall & Alejandro Echavez – written by a mother of a child with autism, who has dedicated her life to change the stigma of children who are different, this book clearly and concisely shows how bullying happens, and how it can be stopped by upstander. The story also shows and tells how a child who is being bullied can talk to a trusted adult and what that trusted adult will (or should) do next. It it almost like a manual of what to do when a child or a child’s friend is being bullied.
The bright, colorful illustrations support the text perfectly and help tell the story through the expressions and body language of the characters.
This is a fantastic book to share with a classroom full of elementary aged kids who will unfortunately probably have to deal with bullying in some capacity during their school years. It promotes acceptance and standing up for those who may be a little different. It will have a place on my classroom bookshelf.
Thank you Mascot books for sharing this book with me! You can find it on my “Acceptance” booklist on Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores by making a donation every time a book is purchased on their site.
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