Friday, November 4, 2016

The SockKids Go to Amanda's School with #Linky

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Amanda and I received a package with six copies of The SockKids Stop a Bully from Michael Sullivan. This kind of unexpected gift got me thinking of ways that I could put this book to use. In the photo above I'm giving a copy of The SockKids Stop a Bully to the librarian, Mrs. Richards, at Amanda's school.

I gave the school three copies and I arranged with Mrs. Richards to read during library time to the individual classes of the Grade 2's to 5's. The story and resource at the end of it have been well received by the kids and teachers. I hope to take another copy to a much smaller school and another one to the library in our town. The final copy we will keep.

The SockKids Stop a Bully
by Michael John Sullivan
and Shelley Larkin

About the Book:

Title: The SockKids Stop a Bully | Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Gold | Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues | Number of Pages: 56 | Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc | Publication Date: June 7, 2016

Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do about it.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is being bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan’s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children’s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adults and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

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Originally this book was called
The SockKids Say No to Bullying

Take a peek inside...



Reading The SockKids Stop a Bully
to Amanda's Grade 2 class

With the Grade 2's I asked them the seven questions in the quiz, "What Should I Do If I Get Bullied?" at the end of the story and we discussed the answers. With the older kids, I gave them the quiz and they could read along as we went through the questions and answers together.

Quiz inside the book:
What Should I Do If I Get Bullied?

One of the Grade 4 classes taking the quiz

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Amanda with her SockKids Stop a Bully gifts

This is another SockKids adventure that I enjoyed reading with my daughter, Amanda. Our last review was in 2011 and you can read it at The SockKids Meet Lincoln.

About the Author:
Michael John Sullivan


Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by Sullivan has written articles about the plight of homelessness for, The Washington,, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s service.

Disclosure: We received a free copy of the book, a SockKids T-shirt, and SockKids socks.


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