Jun 05, Josiah rated it liked it. I would give this book either two and a half or three stars.
James Howe's short but potent story is about being who you are in the face of external pressure to change qualities about yourself that don't conform to those around you. The story is heartfelt and warm but also sad at times, in just the right degree to bring depth to the narrative without depressing young readers. Ultimately, James Howe affirms that being translucent is a positive thing regardless what those around us say, giving his I would give this book either two and a half or three stars. Ultimately, James Howe affirms that being translucent is a positive thing regardless what those around us say, giving his readers a leg to stand on should they find themselves in a situation similar to Pinky's.
Apr 18, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: Should someone have to give up things they enjoy or love because of fear? Can boys like the color pink? Can boys and girls be friends with each other?
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This would be a great book on a discussion of stereotypes of boys and girls. We've read a couple of books in the Pinky and Rex series by James Howe and Melissa Sweet and we like the unusual characters and the purposeful challenge to stereotypes. This story tackles the important subject of bullying and I thought it would be appropriate to read this book at the beginning of the school year.
It would be a good book to serve as a discussion starter at school or at home about bullying and countering bullying behavior. We enjoyed reading this book together and will see if we We've read a couple of books in the Pinky and Rex series by James Howe and Melissa Sweet and we like the unusual characters and the purposeful challenge to stereotypes. We enjoyed reading this book together and will see if we can borrow more of the books in this series from our local library. Jun 21, Jasmine Winters rated it really liked it Shelves: Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe are wonderful books for young readers.
I read this series to my first graders in a character series unit and they were enthralled. Pinky and Rex and the Bully allow children to explore to character traits, actions, feelings, and thoughts.
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In the story students must grapple with Pinky being a boy and liking the color pink and having a female best friend and Rex being a girl and liking dinosaurs. These traits do not follow the gender normative patterns tha Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe are wonderful books for young readers. These traits do not follow the gender normative patterns that seem already deeply ingrained in children by 6 years old. This story in particular focuses on dealing with bullying. Teachers can support students in discussions about how bullying affects individuals, why might people become bullies, what should we do when we are being bullied, and how can we as a witness prevent bullying.
Jan 12, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you haven't read a Pinky and Rex book please do! Great realistic stories about 2 friends who don't fit the typical mold. A boy called Pinky because his favorite color is pink. In this installment Pinky runs into a bully who makes him question his nickname, favorite color and choice of best friend.
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Apr 08, Jessie Horcher rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a great first chapter book that can be used in a bulling text set. Pinky second guesses himself and his personality because of a bully until he discovers a little wise advice that helps him be true to himself and defeat the bully. Jan 27, Terry marked it as wish-list. It isn't often that you find easy readers reviewed in the blogosphere, so when I found Lee Wind's review of Pinky and Rex and the Bully I was thrilled!
Apr 26, Prw rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked how this book is appropriate for students beginning to read novels and it teaches a lesson about bullying in a simple way. It enhances children to seek advice if they experience struggles like this as well. Sep 16, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book would be great to read aloud to a class and use certain sections for discussion: How do the boys at recess choose to behave when the bully pulls them into picking on Pinky? Why do they laugh instead of helping Pinky?
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Why doesn't Pinky tell his dad what is going on at school? Apr 16, Samantha rated it liked it Shelves: In this short chapter book, Pinky questions his personality after being ridiculed by a bully until he gets some advice from an unlikely source. This is a great book for students to discuss the issue of bullying in the classroom. Jul 29, ABC rated it really liked it Shelves: A book about being true to yourself, despite what other kids think. Feb 11, Mandy Robek rated it really liked it Shelves: A good story about friendship, liking different things, standing up for yourself and receiving advice.
A classic series for transitional readers. Apr 25, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: I need to get more Pinky and Rex books for the library. Jan 27, Kelsey Black added it Shelves: This book is for grades grades. It talks and discusses bullying and friendship. Jan 16, Azkamalazka rated it it was ok. View all 3 comments. Apr 16, Marah rated it liked it Shelves: I thought this was a good way for children to learn more about who is a bully and a more in depth story along with it. Apr 16, Elizabeth Smitheram rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great little novel about bullying for kids in middle-school or higher grades of elementary school.
I would keep this book in my future classroom as a resource for kids.
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Oct 01, Kieran added it Shelves: Pinky and rex and the Bully by James Howe is a realistic fiction book, that tells the story of a boy whose favorite color is pink and whose best friend Rex is a girl. Pinky is bullied at school for liking pink and for being friends with girls. His friend Anthony sticks up for him, but Pinky still wonders internally if he is actually a girl. Pinky thinks that maybe becaus Pinky and rex and the Bully by James Howe is a realistic fiction book, that tells the story of a boy whose favorite color is pink and whose best friend Rex is a girl.
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