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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Johnny Big Ears get his name because, well, he has big ears. But it is OK because he has long curly hair and his family love him and his curly hair and don’t mind his big ears at all. But now that he is old enough to go to school, he doesn’t know what his school friends will say about his ears.
Well, it seemed to be going well until recess time, and that is when some of the kids in class started teasing him and calling him names in front of everyone. Being the first time Johnny had been teased, he wasn’t sure how to act, so he tried to ignore them and think of good things his mom had told him, but it was just too much for him and he began to cry. But then something good happened. Johnny Big Ears met a new friend, and guess what his name is? Well, you need to read the book to find out, and to find out what happens with Johnny and his new friend. And what happened to the bullies who were teasing Johnny? You can read all of that and more in this wonderful book.
I love this book because it teaches children that it is OK to be different. I have witnessed so many children working in public schools and at church being bullied that it is wonderful to see a book so well-written just for those special children. This story is fun, exciting and easy to read and the illustrations set the mood for the story really well. The characters are fun to look at and the colors give a warm feeling. And Johnny’s hair is so adorable, even after his mom had it cut.
This book is a must for public, school and church libraries. And if your child is one that is being bullied buy others, I highly recommend that you purchase this book for your home library.