Days at school are tough for Dino Deegan. Being included at recess is his dream, but his claws are so big that they get in the way, and other children and dinosaurs bully him for it.
“Your claws are too sharp to join in our games,”
they said as they pointed and called Deegan names.
“You’re creepy and odd,” they yelled, and they jeered,
and poor Deegan thought, “This is just what I feared.”
There’s a new kid in class. She introduces herself to Deegan as Cass. They become immediate friends, but the classroom bullies try to deter Cass from being Dino Deegan’s friend.
- Will Cass follow the bullies and stop being Dino Deegan’s friend?
- Will she stand up for her new friend and help the bullies see the error in their ways?
With diverse characters and eye-catching illustrations, Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class will help children understand that true friendship is key and taking down bullies one act of kindness is possible.
Book dimensions: 8.5″ X 8.5″
Age group recommendation for this book is 5 to 11
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What Reader are Saying:
“Loved the illustrations in this. Such a great book teaching kindness and helping out friends when they need it most. Sometimes it’s hard to fit in, especially when we feel different. It’s so nice to be accepted and this story teaches exactly that!”- Amazon reader
“The whimsically sweet illustrations and clever rhyme scheme tell a great story of inclusion. The other kids were so afraid of Dino’s claws that they deliberately left him out of their games. Even though someone may seem big and scary, this book does a great job of showing that everyone has feelings and that what might appear to be “scary” is just different. When one brave girl befriends Dino in the spirit of kindness, everything changes. A great story!” – Amazon reader