Summer Reading! Pottymouth and Stoopid by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (+Giveaway!)
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Summer Reading! Potty Mouth and Stoopid by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
We are so excited to share this new James Patterson book with you. It’s great for summer reading AND we especially love that it deals with a very important topic: bullying. Expressed through humor and storytelling that kids can relate to, this book is great for boys and girls of all ages, but specifically great for boys ages 9-12. My daughter is currently reading this book and loving it, but after reading some of it myself, I can definitely see where this one would be popular with young boys too.
David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: “Pottymouth” and “Stoopid” are still stuck with the names–and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.
So how do they go about changing everyone’s minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs–it shows that the worst bullying doesn’t have to be physical…and that things will get better. A great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids!
The anti-bullying message in this book is so important and I think this is a really neat way to get talking to kids about bullying and different ways to not only diffuse any type of bullying, but to help your kids to be champions for the underdog and to reach out to help kids that they might see struggling with bullying type situations.
This book is in stores NOW and would be a great selection for summer reading! We are huge fans of books by James Patterson and love sharing his new releases.
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What People are Saying about Pottymouth and Stoopid
“This book is light and mighty. Funny and honest. And, in the words of one kid (who lives in my house), ‘It’s like he wrote about the people in my school (minus the limos and flufferknuckles, of course). Pottymouth and Stoopid is really, really good.’” —Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover
“I have one word for this book: SUPERWONDERRIFIC.” —Jerry Spinelli, Newbery Medal-winning author of Maniac Magee and Stargirl
“A funny, poignant tale of two quirky boys who suffer from years of endless teasing. Pottymouth and Stoopid triumph in the end, but only after reminding us how painful bullying can be. Boys are going to love this story.” — Dr. Michael Thompson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain
“Silly, insightful, and triumphant, POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID proves that awesome humor goes hand-in-hand with making the world a better place. Pottymouth and Stoopid are full of heart and brain and joy. You’ll remember this book and these boys for a long time.” – Carrie Jones, New York Times bestelling author of the Need series, Time Stoppers, and co-editor of Dear Bully.
To add to all of the excitement of this new book, and to “drown out the bullies”, the folks from James Patterson Books are offering She Saved readers the chance to win a set of these really cool noise reduction headphones!
One winner (US only) will receive a copy of Pottymouth and Stoopid, plus a pair of kids’ wireless noise reduction headphones. Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by JIMMY Patterson Books.
I will leave this giveaway open until July 25th(mnt time) … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!
Meet the author – Keri Lyn
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for over 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. She Saved has become a community for like-minded consumers who appreciate saving money, time and sanity by getting the best deals on quality products and experiences.
Treat others how you want to be treated. And tell a trusted adult of you have problems.
Be kind to all. If you are being bullied please tell an adult.
I teach my son to treat others how he would want to be treated, and if he is being bullied to not be afraid to tell a trustworthy adult.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I tell my kids to stand up for themselves and to get an adult involved as needed.
Bullying is something we discuss often. I always remind them to speak up if they see something that isn’t right.