NATHAN AND THE REALLY BIG BULLY /
NATHAN Y EL GRAN ABUSADOR
Jacketed Hardcover; Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Grade Level 2; F&P: J
Illustrated by Carrie Anne Bradshaw
This second book in the Nathan series tells the story of a hyena who enjoys picking on a penguin—a classic example of bullying. The penguin turns to Nathan for advice. Nathan tells the penguin that the worst thing he can do is to strike back saying, “two wrongs never make a right.” Then one day, an elephant wanders into the lagoon,fills his trunk with water and playfully sprays a huge stream at Nathan. Nathan’s first reaction is to get angry. But, with the penguin watching, Nathan decides to follow his own advice and looks the elephant right in the eye and tells him what he’s doing is wrong. The elephant is apologetic. Then, when the hyena is about to splash the penguin, he copies Nathan’s and tells the hyena not to splash him again. Nathan’s behavior demonstrates it’s better to speak up to bullies than to strike back.
Gerry Renert has been a writer and TV producer for over ten years. He began his career writing for prime time TV sitcoms, has co–created the animated preschool TV series Todd World, and has been Emmy nominated three times for “Outstanding Animated Children’s Program.” Mr. Renert has been a long–standing member of the Writers Guild of America. Gerry Renert lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
Carrie Anne Bradshaw did her undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, CA. Carrie Anne Bradshaw lives in San Miguel, California.