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Lunch Box Bully

Lunch Box Bully


Lunch Box Bully

About the Book

Max outwits a bully and makes a new friend in this Level F book, perfect for first-grade readers.

Big Bob is a bully who takes Max's lunch every day. Max's friends try to help him deal with it. "Don't look at him," says one friend-- but Big Bob takes Max's sandwich anyway. "Give him a gift," suggests another friend. Max gives Big Bob a lemon ice, but the bully doesn't like lemon-- so he squashes it on Max's head.

Clever Max figures out a way to outwit Big Bob, and starts bringing lemon-flavored lunches. And once his lunches are safe, Max reaches out to Big Bob in friendship. Soon all of the children enjoy lunch together!

This easy-to-read story includes extra material for both kids and adults on dealing with bullies-- a list of Do's and Don'ts for young readers, and a list of anti-bullying resources for grown-ups.

This book has been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient(TM) Leveling System.

The award-winning I Like to Read series features guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high-quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own!

Level F books, for early first graders, feature longer, more varied sentences than Level E. Level F books encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and illustrations provide support and additional detail. When Level F is mastered, follow up with Level G.

Product Details

On sale: November 17, 2020
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780823439331
Reading level: Fountas/Pinnell: F

Author Bio

Hans Wilhelm is an author and illustrator of many books for children. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and are popular worldwide. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is also an artist.


"the text maintains accessibility to beginning readers. Wilhem’s cartoony watercolors are soft against the white backgrounds, adding a friendly quality even to the tense scenes. A scripted scenario about how to deal with a real-life bully in the backmatter expands upon the story’s lessons."Kirkus Reviews