Snail Started It!
Snail Started It!
by Katja Reider
By calling Pig fat, Snail starts a chain of insults among the other animals that eventually catches up with him and convinces him that each animal is right in liking himself just the way he is.
Published by Turtleback Books
(first published March 1st 1997)
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Sep 13, 2011 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is a great way to make children, or anyone for that matter, become aware of how teasing and bulling affects people and the snowball-effect that it often has. I love that not only does the story come back around to the snail, the original bully, but the snail then goes and apologizes to its victim which creates the snowball-effect again, but in a positive manner. I also love how the author makes it a point to explain in the end that all the animals were happy to be themselves even after...more
Dec 01, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting tale about how mean words can really hurt someone's feelings and that a sincere apology can go a long way to erase the damage done. The narrative is entertaining, with a lot of repetition and a hit-you-on-the-top-of-the-head morality, and the illustrations are colorful. We discovered this book because it was recommended by the author in the book, Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades. We enjoyed reading this story together.
Mar 27, 2012 Sara rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a good book to use for writing when explaining a circular plot. It also shows how one unkind remark can cause a lot of different people to have a bad day.