Aug 282013
 
Johnny Big-Ears, Meets His New Neighbor Suzy

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Suzy is self-conscience because she thinks she’s chunky.
Maybe the new club, The Feel-Good Friends, can help her regain what the bullies at Meanie-Apolis took.

Hott Review:

What I liked: This was adorable. It’s a very hard subject to deal with but this well-written children’s book makes explaining bullying and friendship a bit easier.
What I didn’t like: It was terribly sad to realize that children so young already feel the stigma of weight.

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Author: JOHN PAUL PADILLA
Source: JOHN PAUL PADILLA
Grade: B+
Ages: 4-8
Series: Johnny Big-Ears, 2

Author Bio:

John Paul Padilla was born and raised in California. Upon graduating high-school, he continued his education at Cal State Stanislaus University with the intent of becoming an elementary school teacher to teach third graders! He currently works as an office administrator. He is active in the International Who’s Who in Poetry and is a Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets. John has modeled, has been dancing for the past fourteen years, and has written and recorded songs for Nashville artists years ago. He has previously published Wings to Cross an Ocean, an inspirational poetry book that encourages personal growth and happiness. John Paul is an award winning author who was inspired to write Johnny Big Ears, the Feel Good Friend based on his own childhood experiences with teasing and his time spent observing students while he was a teacher’s aide in an elementary school.

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