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Review: Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend


Getting ready for his very first day of school is very exciting for Johnny. He loves his new clothes, his school supplies, & his new haircut.
School is going to be awesome.
Until he learns that not all kids are good… some can be mean.

Hott Review:

What I liked: This book is cute & sweet. It’s a great book for new students or for bullied children.
What I didn’t like: It was just a bit wordy for the younger ones.


October 2011: 2011 KART Kids Book List Early Grade School K – 3rd (Ages 5 – 9)
February 2012: Mom’s Choice Award, Silver Award Recipient
June 2012: Indie Excellence Finalist Book Award
August 2012: Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist
November 2012 : “Award-Winning Finalist in the ‘ Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction’ category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News”


Grade: B
Ages: 4+6
Series: Johnny Big-Ears, 1

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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