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Never Swipe a Bully's Bear (Roscoe Riley Rules #2)

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When Roscoe's stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won't it?
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by HarperCollins
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{My Thoughts} – Roscoe Riley is once again in timeout for his bad behavior. In this book his heart wasn’t in the right place though. He was jealous of another boys stuffed animal. Rosco’s went missing and he assumed the other boy took it. When he saw the other boy had a stuffed animal he took his. He figured it was only fair and that maybe the other boy would return his stuffed animal to him.

It is never okay to accuse someone of taking something of yours without proof. It is never okay to take s
Apr 10, 2014 Bora added it
Shelves: reading-leaders
what? Roscoe swiped wyatt's bear.
why? He mistook wyatt for pignapper.

Roscoe had a stuffed pig, Hamilton. He loved Hamilton and took him to school, leaving backpack zipper open a little to make him breathe. But he didnot want anyone to see Hamilton.

At school, Wyatt, a bully overheard Roscoe talking to Hamilion. That night, Roscoe found Hamilton missing. Roacoe couldnot fall asleep without him.
Next day, he tought Wyatt was a pignapper. And Roscoe and Wyatt had a fight about Hamilton. During the
first grader secretly takes his stuffed pig to school and it disappears. Roscoe thinks that Wyatt took it so Roscoe takes Wyatt's bear. A bear-napping. Easy chapter book for new readers.
Dec 07, 2013 Christian rated it really liked it
A first grader named Roscoe Riley got himself in time out again but this time it's a totally different story let me tell it to you. Their is a stuffed animal that Roscoe really loves and it's a pig named Hamilton. Every day Roscoe takes Hamilton to school but nobody knows about it except for his two best friends Gus and Emma. One day Roscoe was getting ready for school and he puts Hamilton in his backpack. when Roscoe was at school this kid named Whyat bullies him and says mean things. A little ...more
Calvin  Kwon
I thought this book was really funny because Roscoe thought that a bully named Wyatt stole his stuffed pig named Hamilton. And at the end, Roscoe found out that Wyatt didn't steal his stuffed pig. So he made a mistake by stealing Wyatt's stuffed bear. Bad idea. You should read this book to find out why.
Mar 06, 2015 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I read this book with one of my reading groups at school. My students and I really enjoyed this book. The message is great, and Roscoe is a very likable character. It was easy for them to understand and also had some great vocabulary words that we worked on.
Dec 17, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book today with my second grade library class. All but 3 students loved this book. We had some good laughs and talked about making assumptions. We also talked about bullying.
Scott Forbes
Feb 06, 2016 Scott Forbes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kids and I loved it

We have been reading this series together and are really enjoying it. Very happy that the library has them all!
I read this book as part of my quest for easy chapter books featuring boys at the main characters. The story was cute and Roscoe is a kid with quite the personality. My one big beef with this book is that it is almost completely comprised of paragraphs that are only one sentence long. I'm not sure why this is, because having so many ridiculously short paragraphs doesn't allow any of the sentences to stand out, which is kind of the usualy purpose of inserting a few such short paragraphs into a st ...more
Roscoe loves his stuffed pig Hamilton. A lot. He can't sleep without him. Roscoe brings Hamilton to school every day, but leaves him in his backpack to avoid being made fun of. But when Hamilton goes missing, Roscoe is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully is responsible. This leads him to an action that he later regrets.

This is a lovely follow-up for the first book of this early chapter book series. Roscoe is a mischievous scamp with whom many readers will identify. Great for the reluctant read
Feb 11, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
My son and I just love this series and laugh the whole way through the books. Great for both the parent and the child.
Stacia Leigh
Jan 04, 2016 Stacia Leigh rated it it was amazing
It was funny and succinct. It was a good story, dealing with bullies, standing up for yourself, stealing, and making wrong decisions. It came across very kid friendly without being heavy handed. There was no thumping on the head about who is right and who is wrong. How kids react to each other and situations came across as very real to me. I laughed out loud and some of the things Roscoe said.

Cleverly written and ended on a good note.
Dec 24, 2008 Terry rated it really liked it
The story is so funny and moves so fast, it is hard to read just one chapter at a time. The author has pegged the age groups and their senses of humor. There aren't quite enough illustrations share in reading, but if Roscoe keeps breaking rules, I'm sure we'll catch up.

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Sep 23, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
My son loves this series, and begs me to read it out loud. The illustrations are fun and give just enough hints at the plot. The unfolding plot was a cliff-hanger and yet realist from a 1st grader perspective. The author captures the emotions of a 6 year old. And while no one's as funny as Junie B. Jones, there's enough humor for the early grader.
Aug 16, 2012 Shonica rated it it was amazing
The 2nd book just confirms that Roscoe Riley is wonderful! In this one, Roscoe's beloved stuffed pig, Hamilton goes missing and Roscoe is pretty sure he knows who did it.
I will definitely recommend this book to all of my young friends. And for the record, I still love my stuffed dog, Tuggy and I will until I'm 101.
Roscoe brings his favorite stuffed animal, a pig named Hamilton, to school one day, then manages to lose him! Bully Wyatt may be to blame, so Roscoe seeks revenge by kidnapping Wyatt’s bear Bobo.

A cute book where everything wraps up in the end, and I LOVE Roscoe’s relationship with his older brother.
May 05, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
I love reading Roscoe books to my elementary students. Kids can relate so well to Roscoe. In this story, Roscoe believes the class bully, Wyatt, has stolen Hamilton his stuffed animal pig. It takes some investigating to find out what really happened to Hamilton and kids love the ending.
Jun 19, 2013 Joshua rated it really liked it
This book is about Roscoe Riley looses his stuffed animal Hamilton and there is a bully in Roscoe's class named Wyatt. Roscoe thinks that Wyatt pig-naped Hamilton. Because of that Roscoe bear-naped Wyatt's bear Bobo. But did Wyatt really pig-nap Hamilton and what will happen to Roscoe?
Aug 11, 2015 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2015
A pretty nice book about a first grader who thinks that a bully (in his class,)stole his favorite stuffed pig. So,he plans revenge.The next day he "bear naps"the
bully's teddy bear.Opps!Guess I 'm telling you to much!You'll have to read the rest in this book.
Nov 29, 2008 Joenna rated it it was amazing
2nd book in Roscoe Riley series. Roscoe's stuffed pig, Hamilton, that he brings to school, mysteriously disappears and he believes the class bully, Wyatt, stole it. To get even, Roscoe steals Wyatt's teddy bear. I love Roscoe, he's just too cute.
Apr 14, 2009 Molly rated it really liked it
This is a great first reader. I learned that its ok to talk to your lunch if it is bolonge. That is good to know. As always I loved this book. I think Roscoe is a fun read and great for boys. Grades K+
Jan 18, 2009 Kym rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-with-nolan
These Roscoe Riley books are the greatest books for my 1st grader, we're going on the second time around. Can't wait for the 3rd book to come out.

My son repeats lines from the book and we laugh.
Apr 11, 2009 Corinna rated it it was amazing
This book had my boys laughing so hard! It was hilarious, and also a good story for teaching good morals. We love Roscoe Riley and can't wait to read the next book!!!
Aug 07, 2013 Ron rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary
Beginning chapter book. Roscoe loses his stuffed animal and decides to steal the one belonging to the person in class who he suspects stole his.
May 13, 2013 BlackhamBoys rated it it was amazing
Both little boys breezed through this one. They said they liked the first book a bit better, but that this was still 4.5 stars *Ü*
Oct 02, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-fiction, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, series
I'm loving reading these with the kids. So many good convos regarding Roscoe's choices.
Jul 13, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing
I love the voice in these books. I love Roscoe! So clever and fun for early readers.
Jan 05, 2013 Tye rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This was a quick read for me. Both of my kids love these books, and I can see why.

Maria Kiguthi
Dec 13, 2013 Maria Kiguthi rated it it was amazing
My 8 year old loved this book. He was laughing as he read it to himself.
Nanette Fandino-Diaz
Jan 25, 2013 Nanette Fandino-Diaz rated it really liked it
I love the lesson taughtin the book. It gave my son and me hours of discussion.
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She said that when someone is talking, you listen with your ears.
And save your questions for the end.
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Even if you see something that is a miracle.
Like a squirrel with a blue Matchbox car in his mouth.
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