Mr. Munson’s Itvice on Bullying is the second book in a series in which elementary school-aged children learn valuable social skills lessons. In this 32 page picture book, a fourth grade student is being bullied. After hearing a lesson on the topic by the school counselor, Mr. Munson, fourth grader, Stuart MacDuff, seeks help from him to learn more strategies to address this hurtful behavior.
The word ‘ITVICE’ is introduced in the first book in the series, Mr. Munson’s Itvice, in which a first grade girl sweetly mishears the word ‘advice’ as ‘ITVICE’ but knows exactly who, in her school, can help with a friendship problem. It’s Mr. Munson, the school counselor,and he has a secret to friendship to share with students.
Both books can be complete lesson on the topics of friendship and bullying with summary points and suggested activities on the last page. Hidden images are scattered throughout the colorful illustrations which make subsequent readings more exciting and meaningful.
First-time author, Nancy Nolan and first-time picture book illustrator, Kathryn Scadden, bring these life-long lessons to children in a whimsical and educational way.
Nancy Nolan is a former elementary school counselor who bases the stories on her experiences in that position. Kathryn Scadden has taught Art to high school and college students and has had showings of her own work at Boston area galleries. Both Nancy and Kathryn were born and raised in Massachusetts; probably because Nancy and Kathryn are sisters!
You are invited to the readings of both books at the Woods Hole Library on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3:30PM. Children off to summer camps will benefit from the lessons in these books as they try to make new friends quickly. Both books will be available for sale at the conclusion of the readings. One lucky child will have the chance to win a signed-copy of one of the books.
For more information, please call the Library at 508-548-8961.