Natalie Lee

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Smashwords book reviews by Natalie Lee

  • The Incredible Shrinking Bully on Feb. 27, 2012
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    I received a copy of The Incredible Shrinking Bully by Mona Schmitt to review, and I have to say, it is a cute little eBook. The moral of the story is "Speak Up, Stand Up and Stand Together." and the book presents this in a very simple, easy to read manner with brightly colored drawings that my 4 year old stepson thoroughly enjoyed. I know that bullying is a huge issue nowadays, with the popularity of the internet and social networking websites - bullying is nothing like it was back when I was in school. (I feel old) The topic of bullying has made national news over and over again in the past few years. This book is geared toward younger kids, which is great - I think this is something that needs to be taught and made aware from a younger age. I found the drawings simple and attractive for my 4 year old, and the wording was very clear and easy for him to both understand and read for himself - and retain the information! We both especially liked the imagery of the Bully getting "Bigger" and making his victims "Smaller" and the main character reversing those roles in the end. The only thing I disliked about the book, though I admit is realistic, is where the main character Bart thought about solving the bully problem with violence. Though... he ultimately did not resort to violence, and solved the issue by talking and banding together with the bully's other victims. All in all, this was a cute eBook with an important (and easy to understand) message and well worth the $4 the author is asking. This book displays well both on my Kindle Fire, and in the PDF format on my Macbook.
  • The Incredible Shrinking Bully on Feb. 27, 2012
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    I received a copy of The Incredible Shrinking Bully by Mona Schmitt to review, and I have to say, it is a cute little eBook. The moral of the story is "Speak Up, Stand Up and Stand Together." and the book presents this in a very simple, easy to read manner with brightly colored drawings that my 4 year old stepson thoroughly enjoyed. I know that bullying is a huge issue nowadays, with the popularity of the internet and social networking websites - bullying is nothing like it was back when I was in school. (I feel old) The topic of bullying has made national news over and over again in the past few years. This book is geared toward younger kids, which is great - I think this is something that needs to be taught and made aware from a younger age. I found the drawings simple and attractive for my 4 year old, and the wording was very clear and easy for him to both understand and read for himself - and retain the information! We both especially liked the imagery of the Bully getting "Bigger" and making his victims "Smaller" and the main character reversing those roles in the end. The only thing I disliked about the book, though I admit is realistic, is where the main character Bart thought about solving the bully problem with violence. Though... he ultimately did not resort to violence, and solved the issue by talking and banding together with the bully's other victims. All in all, this was a cute eBook with an important (and easy to understand) message and well worth the $4 the author is asking. This book displays well both on my Kindle Fire, and in the PDF format on my Macbook.