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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Themes / Bullying
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Scientific Fairytales for Children
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:28
  • Hardcover ISBN:9780998992952

The Tale of Little ZerO and Bully 9

by Silvija Lechowick View author's profile page

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The numbers 0 to 9 are presented as the main characters of the story. The relationship of the numbers with each other is better understood by a child as Number 9 is seen as the largest number, while Zero the smallest. The story also uses this relationship to see what can happen when bullying enters the picture: the whole community suffers when bullying is allowed to flourish unchecked. But, also presented are friendships and loyalties, and...as always, life itself enters the picture. All ends well.
Numbers ZerO to 9 have been living in a dark pit. The have never been able to escape this condition, but then they had learned to live with the situation. Over time, however, a change enters the lives of these numbers, and Number 9, being the biggest becomes a merciless bully. All numbers adjust to living with this bully. However, unchecked, Number 9 becomes totally irrational in its demands. Finally, one of the numbers decides to stand up to the bully. Things happen.
About the author
Emigrating from Latvia, Silvija D. Lechowick was raised and educated in America. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, and a former psychiatric social worker, she now resides in Northeast Ohio with her numerous family members (7 of which are feral cats.) Silvija enjoys writing fables that present today's lifestyles and problems, along with some thoughts on these issues. It is hoped that along with mice, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, and many others who share out planet, some answers could be considered. Presented also are scientific themes, ones to introduce a child to the world of science.
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