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Meanest Thing to Say: Little Bill (Hello Reader Level 3) Bill Cosby

Meanest Thing to Say: Little Bill (Hello Reader Level 3)

Bill Cosby

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ISBN : 9781424209880
Library Binding
38 pages
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 About the Book 

Oprah Book Club Selection, December 1997: What would you say if someone told you you smelled like an old egg salad? Little Bill learns from his father that So? may be the best retort. This contribution to well-known comedian Bill Cosbys LittleMoreOprah Book Club® Selection, December 1997: What would you say if someone told you you smelled like an old egg salad? Little Bill learns from his father that So? may be the best retort. This contribution to well-known comedian Bill Cosbys Little Bill series for beginning readers tackles the challenge of not only outsmarting mean-spirited bullies, but understanding them, too. The book begins when a new boy named Michael Reilly comes to Little Bills class. At recess he suggests a game called Playing the Dozens, where you get 12 chances to say something mean to a person, and the meanest insult wins. As Little Bill spends the night agonizing about what prize-winning insults he can concoct for the next days game, his father teaches him a sidestep maneuver that ends up diffusing the situation completely. If for some reason you miss this important lesson (your child certainly wont!), Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Alvin F. Poussaints introduction provides a full analysis of peace-through-situation-deflation and how bullies are lonely and insecure. Early readers will welcome the large type and spacious format of the Little Bill books, enhanced by Varnette P. Honeywoods flat, vivacious, boldly colorful illustrations. (Ages 5 to 8)