Thursday, April 12, 2018

Amos Faces His Bully by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Inside the Book

Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 20
Genre: Christian children’s picture book

 Amos is targeted by the town bully because he is so small. When word reaches Amos of his friend David’s battle with Goliath, he thinks back to what David told him about putting his faith in God’s protection. Perhaps the same God can help Amos face his bully too.
Suggested age range for readers: 4-8

Book Excerpt:
Amos clutched his knees to his chest. Sitting in the dirt, he blinked to keep the tears from spilling down his cheeks.

Nathaniel and the other neighborhood boys marched around, taunting him.

“Are you going to cry now, baby?” Nathaniel balled his hands into fists and pretended to rub his eyes.

“I’m not crying,” ten-year-old Amos said with a sniffle. He stood and brushed the dirt off his clothes.

“I bet you’re the biggest cry baby in all of Bethlehem,” said Nathaniel.

The boys pushed him back and forth chanting, “Cry baby, cry baby.”

The author did an excellent job bringing the Bible story of David and Goliath and the subject of bullying together.  I loved how she brought them together.  It's a wonderful message that children need to be taught.  I have read many of Cheryl's books through the years and she has always been right on point.  We need more Christian books like this for young children to have in their hands.  The illustrations fit in well with all the computer animation for kids these days. They are colorful, bold, and help get the message across.  I'm putting this one in the church library for sure. 

Meet the Author

Cheryl C Malandrinos photo
Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Little Shepherd, A Christmas Kindness, Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving, and the recently released, Amos Faces His Bully. A blogger and book reviewer, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married.



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