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Ginormous Jo's Silly Bullies by S.C. Cunningham - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


About The Ginormous Series

Through The Ginormous Series children learn how to communicate their problems and work through their feelings.  Loving, engaging adventures that follow pets discussing their 'life handling' problems and how they solve them together.

In ‘Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s Welcoming Arms’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special’, ‘Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark’ and ‘Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend’ the animals chat about lots of ‘stuff’. Bullying, recycling, welcoming new members to a family or classroom, feeling alone, listening, learning and caring for others. A great addition to any child’s home or teacher’s read-aloud library. Encouraging thought-provoking conversation between adult and child.

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Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies
Written & Illustrated
by S C Cunningham

Looking for a way to help children face bullies?

Have them follow along on the adventures of Ginormous Jo and her dog friends as they learn to face bullies in her dog neighborhood. When Ginormous Jo visits one of her friends Muttley, she notices Muttley is very down. She doesn’t seem to want to do their normal play activities. Jo is worried, and finally gets Muttley to bravely tell her why she won’t go outside. The dogs down the street are bullying Muttley.

Will Muttley stand up to them? Or will it take some help from her friend Jo first?

This is a great read-aloud for the whole family or for a class working on beginning of the school year skills. Children will learn the techniques on how to stand up to a bully. This is the fourth book in the Ginormous Jo collection. 

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US  - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RMKMKDR/

My Review
Ginormous Jo's Silly Bullies is book four in the series, and this one deals with one of Jo's friends. Muttley, another dog, doesn't like going outside anymore. He's really sad and forlorn. And when Jo finds out other dogs are being mean to him, she helps him find the words to say to stand up for himself and let the bullies know what they're doing is wrong.
This is another great story in the Ginormous series. I liked how Jo explained to Muttley the reasoning behind why the bullies might be saying mean things to him. Seeing things from their perspective and understanding them makes Muttley realize that if he just talks to them, he might be able to change their behavior and turn them into friends instead.
I think it's good for kids to see that bullying is wrong, but that sometimes bullies lash out at others because of their own internal issues and pain. Sometimes all they need is a friend to talk to who will help them realize being mean isn't the way to go. 
4 stars from me!



About S C Cunningham


Owned by 3 dogs and a cat, Cunningham normally writes suspense thrillers. As respite from her crime novels, she creates children’s picture books, each with a theme to gently teach our precious young, and help open up conversation. The Ginormous Series is based on Cunningham’s beloved family pets – Joe, Muttley, Dali (Jo), Tom and Vinnie.

She is an ex-model, British born of Irish roots that married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator and Intelligence Analyst for the Police. She supports causes for: Veterans, MH, Child and Animal Protection.

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Giveaway to win a choice of 1 paperback from the first 6 books of the Ginormous Jo Series (Open Internationally)
Winner can pick from
·         Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark
·         Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend
·         Ginormous Jo’s Secret
·         Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies
·         Ginormous Joe’s Welcoming Arms
·         Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.





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