No Bullies Allowed!
This morning we read the book Diesel the Bodyguard, by Cindy L. Shirley. This book is the perfect anti bullying story. Delilah is having a bit of trouble with some bullying brothers at school. When the bullies start to pick on a new girl at school, Delilah decides it's time to stand up to them. Her pet rooster Diesel is her heroic bodyguard. He comes to the rescue to teach the bullies a lesson. The brothers decide it's better to change their ways than mess with the red combed rooster.
This book is the perfect way to handle an issue with bullying. If you think your child may be getting bullied, it could be a good conversation starter. Teachers in the classroom could use this book to let the class know bullying is wrong and against classroom rules. Cindy Shirley uses her books to teach about friendship and responsibility, but in a way kids still love to read about. The illustrations by Cleoward Sy are bright and colorful. My four year old was completely wrapped up into the pictures and wonderful story.