Back of Book:
How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.
One of the things I have learned as an educator is that children need to be taught how to be kind to one another. It is among the first lessons that I teach my students. I love reading Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun and then doing reader responses with my class. I love that this book shows readers that it is okay to be diverse and unique. Lucy is a perfect representation of a child that likes different things. The story also does a good job of having Lucy talk to an adult her grandfather about the situation with Ralph. The ending is positive and shows readers that it is okay to stand up to a bully. A great read to share with students when discussing tolerance, bullies, or empathy.
Ages 6 and up