Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.7
Lexile Measure®: 440L
Guided Reading: Q
- Realistic Fiction
- Bullying Experiences
- Chinese and Chinese American
- Understanding Self and Others
About This Book
Streetwise Teddy usually stays out of sight of the bully nicknamed Arnie-zilla. However, when his little brother, Bobby, insults Arnie, Teddy must come to the rescue — and become the target of Arnie's wrath instead.
Soon Teddy realizes, however, that only Bobby, his pet cockroach, Hercules, and the creepy Bug Lady can keep Arnie-zilla at arm's length.
Filled with humor and warmth, this creepy-crawly tale is a tribute to resourcefulness and the unique relationship that only brothers share.