Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf:
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
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• Meet Magination Press Author Jeanie Franz Ransom
• From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Jennifer Zivoin
Little Bitty Wolf has a big problem. He used to love to walk to school at Pine Cone Elementary. Until Big Red Riding Hood moves into town.
Big Red isn't just big, she is mean. And she loves nothing more than teasing, taunting, and terrorizing Little Bitty. What is a wolf to do?
Little Bitty talks to his parents and tries lots of different ideas to stop the bullying. But in the end, it takes something unexpected to get Big Red to stop!
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with warning signs to look out for that may indicate a child is involved in bullying, and steps to take to improve the situation — whether your child is the victim, perpetrator, or a bystander.
Jeanie Franz Ransom is a licensed professional counselor whose books include Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal, I Don't Want to Talk About It, and What Really Happened to Humpty? She's also worked as an elementary school counselor, where she was never without her popular puppet, Mr. Know-It-Owl. Jeanie and her husband are parents to three grown boys and two dogs, and divide their time between St. Louis, MO, and Northport, MI.
Jennifer Zivoin has always loved art and storytelling, so becoming an illustrator was a natural career path. She has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, and earned her bachelor of arts degree with highest distinction from the honors division of Indiana University. During her professional career, Jennifer worked as a graphic designer and then as a creative director before finding her artistic niche illustrating children's books. In addition to artwork, she enjoys reading, cooking, and ballroom dancing. Jennifer lives in Indiana with her family.
- Silver Medal, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
This is a perfect topic for the beginning of the school year and a way to engage students in a discussion about how they treat each other! Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf is an excellent resource for teaching children good emotional techniques and to stand up for what is right.
—Children's Books Heal
The text's nonintimidating, gentle tone, paired with playful, bright, and inviting illustrations, is certain to inspire a more in-depth discussion in the classroom or during one-on-one sharing about bullying…Caregivers and educators will appreciate the constructive message that this fractured fairy tale has to offer on the subject of bullying.
—School Library Journal