4. 5 5 starsAn important message delivered in an intelligent and charming format You can find my full review here This is a wonderful children s book about bullying I loved the illustrations and the story I think this is a great book for kids and I enjoyed it as well I received this book from the author this is my honest review Alternate Cover For This ASIN Can Be Found HereFriends Carlo And Marco Learn The Effects Of Bullying On Their Self Images And That Positive Relationships Help Them Grow A Discussion Page Appears At The End Of The Story To Help Foster A Deeper Understanding Of The Issue Of Bullying, And To Put The Story In Perspective The Author Creates Empathy For The Victims While At The Same Time Showing That Bullies Don T Feel Good About Themselves Big And Small In [ read Online BIG and Small in the Mirror Â lovecraftian PDF ] by Mary Feliciani ↠´ The Mirror Is The First Of A Trilogy Of books About Bullying That Happens At School The Author Uses The Same Characters And Setting As The Magic Leaf Carlo And Marco In A Small Italian Town Named Roseto Each Book Will Focus On A Different Aspect Of Bullying Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own. This story focuses on three boys and their experiences with bullying I thought the title could be a little obvious to the theme but it does reference a major part of the story It was good to see how Carlo thought Danny was his friend until Danny started bullying him, it shows that bullying can come from the most unexpected places The book would be good for children learning about bullying and the illustrations were good In the end, the two boys realised a very mature way of dealing with bullying which felt unrealistic considering their age It is a good thing for children to learn but might have worked better coming from the narrator instead I give it 3 5. ☆ BIG and Small in the Mirror Ç Geared towards children and their parents, this is a simple but effective story about bullying The protagonists, two schoolboys named Carlo and Marco, are sympathetic and readers shouldn t have any trouble relating to them The story also reveals dimension and insight into Danny, the bully who makes everyone miserable. First off, I really enjoyed the illustrations Although directed towards young readers, the drawings aren t overly sweet or annoyingly cutesie Instead, there s a maturity about them, and it doesn t talk down to anyone which children will quietly appreciate. Whereas other children s stories have a n ive perspective on dealing with bullies i. e they can change if you re nice to them , this one does not This book humanizes the bully, but remains realistic about his toxic nature Especially helpful are a list of questions at the end of th BIG and Small in the Mirror by Mary Feliciani is an illustrated short story for children, where Carlo and his bestie Marco, face some incidences in their school which gives them lessons for life. It is recess and all the fourth grade boys are out to play soccer Carlo and Danny are the captains of their respective teams Since the game was not yet completed in the morning, the boys decide to continue with it, and thus begins the running around After a while, a situation arises when Carlo, by mistake kicks Danny instead of the ball Quick to realize his mistake, Carlo apologizes but Danny s temper soars and he abuses Carlo, and even pushes him to the ground Stunned, Carlo takes in all the bullying without uttering a single word Back at ho I received a free ePub copy from the author in exchange for an honest rating Receiving a free copy in no way influenced my rating
Bullying can tear anyone s self esteem down, but it especially affects kids in school today on astronomical levels. BIG and Small in the Mirror is a story of 3 boys, Carlo, Marco, and Danny, and is a deeper discussion topic on bullying for kids Carlo and Marco are on the receiving end of the bullying, while Danny is the bully. BIG and Small in the Mirror, book 1 to this trilogy, focuses specifically on how self esteem is affected by bullying, both from the recipient s point of view and the bully s point of view. All three of the boys feel the weight of the hurtful words in different ways, but when they look in the mirror, they feel physically smaller I loved this illustration because it s such a true feeling We feel like we shrink, literally, when we feel bad about ourselves, so to kids, it is an easy illustration to relat I really enjoyed reading BIG and Small in the Mirror. This book deals with a very real issue of childhood bullying, and gives children an insight into different forms of bullying and how to deal with it. The target Audience for this book is 8 10 years old. This book can be read alone, with parents or in a group. The main Characters in this book are Carlo, Marco and Danny. Carlo and Marco are best friends and Danny is the school Bully. The book is based on bullying in school. Mary uses a Mirror to represent how each child is feeling Both Carlo once bullied and Danny doing the bullying. I really enjoyed how Mary encorporated the mirror to represent the children s self worth. I loved the opening scene as most bullying happens at playtime when no one is about. The playground bit where they picked teams can be awful i Very interesting book about the pertinent subject of bullying I think such a thoughtful approach would really speak to children The illustrations are very sweet The addition of discussion questions in the back can be very useful.
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