Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 2.2
Lexile Measure®: 350L
Guided Reading: K
Type of Book: Early Chapter Book
- Bullying Experiences
- Conflict Resolution
- Elementary School
About This Book
Michael Reilly has introduced a new game to Little Bill and his friends. You get twelve chances to say something mean to another kid, and whoever comes up with the biggest insult is the winner. Insults start flying: "Jose hops with the frogs in science lab!" "Andrew eats frogs for dinner!" "Little Bill shoots baskets like a girl!"
Little Bill tries to think of really mean things to say in retaliation. But Dad teaches him a strategy that enables Little Bill to save face while remaining the nice kid that he really is!
Praise for The Meanest Thing to Say
"With its lively, heartfelt writing, Cosby's book may be as popular with children as Jello." — Child