Alley Oops

Summary:

This is the story of a bully named J.J., and how he manages to change his negative behavior to accept the person he once ridiculed.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The book offers great insight and straightforward treatment of an age-old problem.

Content Awareness Factors:

An emphatic none!


Little Kid Reaction

The storyline is easy to follow for any child age 5 and above.

Parent Reaction

I highly recommend this book. Levy presents the topic in comprehensible language with a gratifying, realistic solution.

Type of Book:
In Alley Oops, the issues of playground bullies and aggressive behavior are told from the bully's perspective.
Educational Themes:

J.J.'s personal journey from name-calling snit to an embracing friend of the overweight kid in school helps readers understand how unique we all are without sugar-coating the topic of bullying.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book that can come in handy to address not only bullying but mean behavior in general.

Title Alley Oops
About
Author Janice Levy
Publisher Flashlight Press © 2005
Illustrators Cynthia Decker
ISBN 9780972922548
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Friendship
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