This picture book is teaching kids about bullying. Gordony and Bondy are two brothers but they are so different. Bondy, the older brother is a bully who frightens others into giving him what he wants and he is trying to teach his baby brother to be like him. He wants Gordony to be fierce and cruel and to terrorize everyone in the jungle. But all his little brother wants is to be gentle, polite, well-mannered and to have many friends. This behavior from Gordony makes his brother angry and so he drives him away from home because Bondy feels that his well-mannered little brother is spoiling his reputation as a big bad bully.
This book will appeal to brothers and children in general who are trying to adjust to each other being different. The reader will learn about true friendship, the power of kindness and the virtue of good manners as well as the part that choice plays in who we become.
This book is perfect for bedtime reading where parents can talk about the ideas with their children and individual readers can benefit too as they think about what they take time to think about have read.
5.0 out of 5 stars By P.M. Thomason November 19, 2016
Bullies exist everywhere, and their origins are usually found when they are kids on the playground, in the park, or on the street, even in their own home with their brothers, sisters and sometimes even their parents. And since both my niece and nephew are quite sensitive and playful, they don’t deserve to have a bully ruin their fun and childhood. So, to help them come to terms with a bully and how to deal with them I got this book for my little nephew and niece because as one is in reception and the other is in nursery, sooner or later they will end up facing one or more classmates who are less than friendly.
The story is an easy read for them, and the images help to bring the meaning of the tale to life. It is an enlightening story that teaches them how to deal with a bully, how to overcome their fears and be brave to stand up for themselves, and no matter what, to always be proud of who they are and happy to be themselves and not let anyone belittle them for who they are or undermine their self confidence. It’s a great story for the little ones on how to be nice, kind, well mannered and put a stop to bullying.
5.0 out of 5 stars By Israel Drazin TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on November 24, 2016
Unfortunately, children face bullies. Sometimes the bully is taking advantage of the youngster or hurting him or her in a small way, but in a big or small way, every child faces this problem. This book will help put this problem into perspective for kids and make them feel better. Kids can read or have the book read to them, or listen to an audio. They will also enjoy coloring the 24 pictures that go with the book.
All the animals disliked Bongo the gorilla because he was so rude, but he was strong so they feared him. He had a little brother Gordony, and they hoped he would not turn out as bad as his big brother.
Bongo wanted his little brother to grow up and be as fearful as he is. He did not care to have friends. But Gordony wanted to have friends.
Bongo wanted his brother to call everyone bad names and scare them. He showed Gordony how to do it. When the young gorilla did not do what he wanted him to do, Bongo forced him to go away.
While he was gone, Gordony met other animals who liked him and played with him, and he learnt how to be friendly.
Children will enjoy finding out what Gordony learned and how his brother and all the animals reacted, and how to treat bullies
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