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Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A big brown bull is shaken when an older bull shouts "Go Away!" When a hen, skunk, and turtle ask him to play he insults them by shouting "Chicken!" "You stink!" and "Slow Poke!" The more he bullies them, the larger his grows, showing his self-importance and anger. Finally Goat speaks the truth: "Bully!" he shouts and stops Bull in his tracks. "Bully?" Bull asks as he is distraught and emotionally spent. Tearfully he apologizes and invites the animals to play. Seeger's bold illustrations are beautifully designed in their spare placement accompanying the minimal text. A great conversation starter about an important issue from the award-winning creator of Green (2012) Ages 4-6