Bobby and His Hobby

Elephant kids book. children book on empathy and kindness in the kindergarten for ages 3-6

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Pub Date 30 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 06 Jan 2024

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One day an enormous elephant came to visit the little elephant kindergarten. Reggie, the baby elephant, had great scare, and Bobby the elephant laughed at him and called him a Scare-apahnt. What was Bobby hiding behind his mockery? How did the other little elephants at the kindergarten react to frightened Reggie and to Bobby mocking him? This is a story about empathy, written in rhyme and filled with abundant wordplay.

One day an enormous elephant came to visit the little elephant kindergarten. Reggie, the baby elephant, had great scare, and Bobby the elephant laughed at him and called him a Scare-apahnt. What was...

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This book was so cute!! I loved it so much. My kiddos enjoyed it as well. It was a little tough for my younger kiddos to read on their own because of bigger words being used, but my older kiddos had no problem at all!

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This book is sooo cute!! I loved it so much. My 2 young nephews enjoyed it as well. It was fun and vibrant and funny and the 8 year read it alone no problem! Who doesn’t love elephants?

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Bobby has a terrible hobby that ends up hurting his friends. He learns he needs to stop this hobby. The illustrations were cute and fun. The story was in rhyme and that was fun, too. I was given an ARC to review honestly. We also learn why Bobby makes up these unflattering names for his friends.

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had so much fun reading this book, the story is so adorable and the illustrations were so well done and charming, there’s so many little details in every page that I couldn’t stop but be mesmerized by it all. I will definitely be recommending it! Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy

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I liked the idea behind this book, and I read it with my 6-year-old daughter.

Sadly, it is quite apt timing as she has just had an issue with two boys at school that were being mean to her, but it helped show that sometimes other children might not realise the impact of their actions and I think this is quite key to what is happening with her at school.

I liked the concept as a parent and the book is well written and easy to follow. The illustrations really suit the story too.

It is 4 stars from me for this one – a good story to use as a prompt with younger children to discuss some tougher and sensitive subjects

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I thought this book was absolutely adorable! I loved the artwork, the story and the message it teaches!

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This is an adorable children’s book that teaches important messages about the impact of mean words. The harm it can cause to others, and how to respond when people are being mean. Useful for children who are of socializing age who may experience these problems

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Bobby and his Hobby is about an elephant who's hobby is making up not so nice nicknames for his friends. It is reviewed that he does to become he doesn't wasn't to be made fun of for being scared of a shadow. This book shoes children that it is not nice to make fun of others and it is okay to be scared of something. Your friends will have your back. The illustrating this book are very sweet and will definitely appear to yoing readers.

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Bobby had a bad hobby, not because he is bad, but because he had to hid his weakness. This book explained it in kid's words how your bad friend might had an issue in him, and then express it by being mean. A book I think everybody need to read and understand the fact, so we can all be friends again by helping each others.

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Bobby makes up mean names, but those characters who he is giving those names to help him when he needs it. There is a good message about bullying and friendship and how to be the bigger person.

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Bobby, the main character, is an elephant who uses mean nicknames for his classmates. The story eventually evolves into a lesson about empathy, as it is uncovered that Bobby bullies because of his own fears. Children will learn that words have the power to hurt, but they can also be very healing.

The whimsical illustrations give the story life, with great facial expression and movement. Bobby and His Hobby is a great book to use as a teaching tool for young children, both in a classroom setting or at home. It is never too early to give lessons about compassion and children are little sponges when teaching them by using picture books. Overall, Bobby and His Hobby is good for the target age of 3-6 and I recommend it to both educators and parents.

Disclaimer: I was given an Advanced Reader's Copy by NetGalley and the publisher. The decision to read and review this book was entirely my own.

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