children’s books: choices
When I write children’s books, the characters often make choices. Sometimes important things happen as a result of these decisions. For example, in the newest of my children’s books, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, Bentley says, “Chickens can’t do anything. Have you ever heard of anyone talking about a chicken with outstanding skills? No! Nobody even mentions them unless they’re on the dinner menu.” Bentley’s statement had a huge affect on Hattie’s friends, which caused Hattie to make a plan to cheer them up. Everything we do has either consequences or rewards, don’t you think?
Let’s talk about what happened when some kids were bullying Desiree Andrews, a young lady with Down’s Syndrome. Desiree is a cheerleader who was being taunted by people in the crowd during a basketball game. Three members of the team took action. Chase Vazquez, Miles Rodriguez, and Scooter Terrien stopped the game, asking for a time out. Chase said,
“The kids in the audience were picking on Dee, so we all stepped forward.” Miles and Scooter had comments as well.
Miles said, ““When I heard they were talking about her, it made me angry.”
““It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same; God made us the same way.”
I think these three young men are heroes for coming to Desiree’s aid. What do you think?
Now Desiree has three young friends who are knights in shining armor to her. Desiree said her family thinks Miles, Scooter, and Chase are “Sweet awesome and kind.” I couldn’t agree more.
If you like children’s books that address bullying, you’ll enjoy my new book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Bentley is a rude little dog at first. But you’ll be amazed t what happens when he learns the error of his ways. I love writing children’s books that share important messages, the ones you’ll remember. I hope this story becomes one of your favorite children’s books.
Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2015