{Never Swipe a Bully’s Bear: Katherine Applegate}Never Swipe a Bully's Bear by Katherine Applegate
Series: Roscoe Riley Rules
Published by HarperColllinsChildrens on May 27, 2008
Genres: Childrens, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – When Roscoe's stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won't it?

{My thoughts} – Roscoe Riley is once again in timeout for his bad behavior. In this book his heart wasn’t in the right place though. He was jealous of another boys stuffed animal. Rosco’s went missing and he assumed the other boy took it. When he saw the other boy had a stuffed animal he took his. He figured it was only fair and that maybe the other boy would return his stuffed animal to him.

It is never okay to accuse someone of taking something of yours without proof. It is never okay to take something that doesn’t belong to you out of jealousy or spite.

In this book Roscoe learned that he acted too rash and that he didn’t have all the facts. He learned that it isn’t fair to treat others badly just because you feel bad. He learned that when you lose something important to you that it is likely you will eventually find it again I’m a place you least expect it to be.

I highly recommend this book for any child that is having a difficult time engaging in the book world. It has a nice lesson about following the rules and it has humor, which makes for a nice read.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.