"Willie the Wolf and the 3 Pig Brothers"
My book was written to help Young children who have experienced or witnessed bullying find the courage to tell someone.
“Willie the Wolf and the 3 Pig Brothers” is directly related to the bullying phenomenon. 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. This book is intended to be used as a tool to help children understand the severity and underlying elements of bullying. The book high lights the effects of the bully. “Willie the Wolf and the 3 Pig Brothers” also offers problem focused coping strategies. The book opens with the Pig Brothers playing basketball. Willie the Wolf feels like an outcast because he is never asked to play despite the fact he is very good athletic. All the kids are afraid of Willie and never want to play with him. The 3 Pig Brothers see their friend Dorothy the Duck crying when she tells them Willie the Wolf has been bullying her and she is afraid for the safety of her and her family. The characters are fed up with the bullying behavior of Willie the Wolf and decide to tell Willie`s parents. Willie`s father is away in the military so Willie`s mother decides to write a letter to her husband describing Willie`s bad behavior. Willie`s father learns Willie has been stealing bikes, skipping school, and bullying all the kids in the neighborhood. After being scolded by his mother Willie is angry the 3 Pig Brothers have told his parents about his bad behavior. Willie waits for the Three Pig Brothers to leave for school the next morning, jumps from the bushes and scares them. The brothers run but Big Baby Babe (a Pig Brother) did not manage to escape the wrath of Willie. Just as Willie is about to sink his teeth into Big Baby Babe a paralyzing voice echoes in the air. It is Willies father! The book ends with Willie and his father cleaning around the neighborhood and mending the broken relationships Willie has created. The author was inspired to write this book as a tribute to her Grandson who was just starting Kindergarten at the time. “Willie the Wolf and the 3 Pig Brothers” brings into focus the struggle of being bullied. The book also gives insight into the overlooked longing of the bully to belong. This book teaches children that some things are not always as scary as they seem. Coping strategies such as telling an adult when bullying occurs are addressed in this book. The book is an effort to guide children in the right direction when they are being bullied.
Risks and challenges
1. If there is a misprint in my book? The company that I chose to go with to do the initial printing of my book give me a written guarantee that if there is any type of misprint or anything that goes wrong on their behalf they will fix it for free.
2. If a school district orders a large number of books and they want them ASAP? I plan on having a decent amount of books on hand for anyone who needs their books ASAP and can't wait on them to be printed and shipped out.
3. If the printer company I selected can't print my book at a reasonable price anymore? I have two other printing companies that can print my book for me and very close to the same price as the initial company. That way I'll be able to keep the price of my books low so people can afford them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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