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Be a Buddy, Not a Bully (Tales of Midlandia)

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When Harvest the farmer is bullied by mean banker Buck, Harvest must seek the help of Chief Tatupu to resolve the problem. With Chief's assistance, Harvest makes Buck realize how harmful bullying behavior can truly be. This Tales of Midlandia title is sure to both entertain and educate.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Midlandia Press
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Michael Scotto
Dec 30, 2011 Michael Scotto rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the very first picture book I wrote, and for that, it'll always hold a special place for me. It's one of the more explicitly "instructional" Tales of Midlandia stories -- all of them have some sort of character-building, social-educational aspect to them, but this one, down to the title, is pretty direct in its mission.

There's a lot I'm proud of in this book -- the contrast of Harvest's bulk with his sensitivity, for instance. If I had to pick a favorite moment, though, it's one not dir...more
Sharon Worsnup
Jan 10, 2012 Sharon Worsnup rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone with kids or works with them.
Shelves: first-reads
Won a copy through Goodreads' First Reads program.

The story is great, short and to the point great for kids. The content so needs to be addresses now-a-days. Love the illustrations and the whimsical atristry!
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Michael Scotto has worked as a filmmaker, a saxophone player and an engineer's assistant, but his true passion has always been writing. He is the author of the "The Tales of Midlandia" picture book series, as well as the middle-grade novels, "Latasha and the Little Red Tornado," "Latasha and the Kidd on Keys," and "Postcards from Pismo." When not writing, he enjoys cooking and photography.

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