Tony the Tarantula – Children’s Book Review
Tony the Tarantula
By Paul J. Collins
Illustrated by James Madsen
This book about why you shouldn’t be a bully is full of surface delight but also rewards with strong values.
Tony the Tarantula boasts and imitates all the other bugs. He makes fun of the other bugs and believes he is the strongest, fastest and toughest. Tony’s teacher, Ms. Ladybug, devises several tests to see which bug truly is the strongest, fastest and most deadly.
Much to Tony’s surprise, he turns out to be one of the slowest, weakest and least deadly bugs in the class. Tony learns it is best not to boast, make fun of others or bully them in any way. He promises to do better in the future.
The illustrations capture the special traits and personality of each bug. Drawings in the book about bullying evoke feelings of sadness, embarrassment, joy, and triumph.
Character Building and Values:
Don’t be a bully
Everyone is special
Professor Sci-Ants list of 10 Principals of Life
Illustration of Miss Ladybug’s Bees wearing t-shirts which list many good character traits.
Part of proceeds supports a foundation for children’s charities.
About the Author:
Paul J. Collins was born in Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. He is the author of six children’s books: Ellie the Eagle, Tony the Tarantula, The Seamstress and the Prince, Moonlight Puppies, The Dragon’s Treasure, and In Search of Bear.
Paul’s books are action-based with beautiful illustrations. His books encourage children to dream big while providing educational, emotional, and spiritual tools to help them achieve those dreams. The books are published by Moonlight Puppies Press and are written and illustrated to be enjoyed by children as well as their parents and other adults.
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