PAWS for Friendship – Antibullying

Hamilton Troll meets Rudy Rat presented a unique perspective on bullying from a younger child’s position. Rudy didn’t know the proper way to get another child’s attention so he poked fun at them and laughed.

When the children go to Hamilton Troll, he realizes that the children need to take charge. They need to let Rudy know that he can’t do those mean things to them, but instead, they’d like him to join them in their fun and games.

This book not only teaches children how to make friends but how to deal with difficult situations through teamwork and understanding.  A great new take on bullying and how to resolve the issue.

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Petrified Wood & Lessons

When Hamilton Troll meets Elwood Woodpecker, Elwood has just discovered petrified wood the hard way. Sitting there with a headache, Hamilton learns who woodpeckers drill holes in wood and then determines that they should learn more about this stone-wood substance.

When they visit the beaver brothers they learn about Beaver dams as well as how beaver teeth are constantly growing and they get to take all of that knowledge, including how petrified wood is made, and in-turn teach it to the other forest animals.

This book makes the lessons easy to understand and children tend to not even realize how much they are learning when they read it. A great educational experience to take outdoors!

Texas Wildflowers

When Hamilton Troll meets Barney Bee curiosity and imagination takes over. In this story Hamilton hears the loud buzzing of bee frolicking to and from various wildflowers and so he strikes up a conversation with him.

Throughout the story, Hamilton learns that bees are colorblind – they can’t see the color red, and that male drone bees don’t sting. Hamilton also wonders what he would do if he had wings, where would he go, what would he see?

The story takes a turn when Barney lifts off a flower and promptly drops to the ground. The message of eat right and exercise is touched upon.

At the end of the book, the author showcases the various Texas wildflowers Barney visited in the story and provides their names so when young children see those flowers in bloom they will be able to point them out. A great book for springtime.