Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Short or Tall Doesn't Matter At All by William G. Bentrim

Title: Short or Tall Doesn't Matter at All

Author: William G. Bentrim

Published: Bearly Tolerable Publications, March 2012

Pages: 26

Summary: Elisabeth is the shortest girl in 5th grade and often the target of bullies. She proves to herself and to her peers that how tall you are doesn’t define who you are. 

Physical size can not measure the ferocity and compassion of the heart, spirit and soul. Truly in the measure of a person, short or tall doesn’t matter at all.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I always enjoy reading William G Bentrim’s stories as they are fun but always teach a valuable lesson.  Short or Tall Doesn’t Matter at All is exactly the same.  In this one we learn about bullying and how being short isn’t all bad.

The illustrations are spectacular and I loved looking over them before turning each page.

The book itself is really insightful and realistic.  It reminded me a little of when I was in primary school and there was a girl who was bigger than everyone else and she used to pick on me for being small.  I think that William did a really good job at talking about bullying and size.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to those who feel a bit small.  The book offers an entirely realistic situation in which to sort things out and it sprinkles in a little bit of humour in the process.  Well worth a read!

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