Kid Book Reviews
Knights of the Lunch Table (The Dodgeball Chronicles) by Frank Cammuso
Product: Knights of the Lunch Table
I guess you could say this book caught my attention for obvious reasons. I teach so many different styles of dodge ball games to my campers/students but I’m always looking for something new. During my research looking for new games, I came across this book by accident and decided to take a closer look It’s much more than just a book about dodge ball. I thought I would find some new dodge ball games, but instead I found so much more. I encourage my campers to read this book and plan add this to the health curriculum with my 2nd-5th grade students. We touch on bullying, but I know this book will spark up good conversations with the children. This will create more awareness and learning than the previous curriculum.
I love what this book teaches. It’s a sad but true reality that kids go thru in school. Bullies and strategies on how to handle them. This book uses imagination, strategies, friendships and a good vs evil idea but made for children.
It’s possible that it may be easier to read for kids that haven’t been bullied, but I think kids that have been bullied will find the book useful and encouraging.
- The Struggle of a boy moving to a new town and trying to fit in.
- Dealing with bullies.
- Finding new friends.
- Of course dodge ball games.
- Adventures and Imaginations in this book that kids will relate to.
I’d like to quote a few lines, that will give you an idea of how kids can relate to this book.
- “Why did we have to move?”
- “What if my locker doesn’t Open?”
- “I stink at sports, what if they find out?”
- “I stink at baseball, football and dodgeball! I stink at everything!”
This book touches on real life trials and tribulations that kids go thru, but in a way kids can relate. My soon to be 4th grader loved it!
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