You have a great point of view for this book It is about a 5th grade class who begins to pick on Linda who is overweight. I was shy and quiet but more outspoken then the passive Linda "Blubber" in the book. While there were some stories of bullying or childhood challenges, they weren't specific. Jill never sees anything particularly wrong about her treatment of Linda u. The teacher turned a blind eye, the principal accepted anything the popular kids told him, the bus driver was oblivious to horrible treatment happening on his bus and the parents didn't seem to care about the well being of their children. It's your job to reassure them, it's your job to make sure they are not a Wendy, it's your job to educate children and adults to stop this viciousness, but it's not your job to take away the choice to read this book. It was tough to read about poor Linda being victimized day after day but it was even worse that NONE of the adults showed any concern or tried to find out what was going on. Linda was humiliated several times, being called Blubber, and she didn't speak to her mother, to her teacher, or to the principal? Then she too realizes what it's like when she gets bullyed. I felt bad for Linda but was relieved I wasn't her. Recommended Teaching Activity: School and Family Novels. It's not like the movies where the bully and the victim become best friends, it's about the importance of belonging, peer pressure, and real life. The book ''Blubber'' is a book that I think kids of every age and grade should read in one point in their life. I have read some negative reviews about this book and can't quite understand what they are complaining about. After pudgy Linda presents a classroom assignment on the whale, she is nicknamed “Blubber” by Wendy, the most popular girl at school, and so begins a daily ritual of abuse. Even though I personally did not like this book all that much, but I think people of all ages should read it becuase it will tell them how it may feel like your powerful teasing somebody but you could also be in a spot where you are the one being teased non-stop. If you are asking what are the insidious ways in which people abuse each other in it, I can answer that. If you wish to remain on DOGObooks, click on the "Go Back" button. Judy lives on islands up and down the east coast of America with her husband. “There are some people who just make you want to see how far you can go.”, “think so,” Mom said. It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She is my childhood for sure. What there afraid of will happen, but this is what you can do. We’d love your help. Linda gives an oral class report about whales and is hence nicknamed "Blubber… Luckily for me my family that said (those against violence will not like this, but I don't care) "if someone causes trouble to you, tell the teacher,if the teacher does nothing tell the principal and if they still don't do nothing knock em out." When Linda Fischer gives a report on whales to Jill Brenner's fifth grade class, Jill's classmate Wendy begins calling Linda by the cruel nickname of Blubber. Download the Your Mood Journal activity pack! Blubber is about two best friends, but one of them lets another person tell them what to do and make them do mean things. As a student teacher, if I'd had a chance to teach older kids, I would have liked to talk over bullying from this book, and get some insight. When I think about how my love of reading started it was the Big 3 (for me)- Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary and Ann M Martin. Judy wrote a short blurb at the end that says why she wrote the book and that really adds to it. The girl she was picking on started picking on her, and she learned it wasn't nice to pick on others because they both didn't like it. Please try again. The vocabulary is right and the lesson taught is one that needs to be taught. Age/Level: 3rd – 7th Grade. Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. this is a really good book so far i think it is kind of confusing in the beginning but it is getting better i think other kids like me should try reading this book. Axpoc Co. © 2017 - 2020   bookfrom.net @ gmail.com, Teltonika RUT240 3G / 4G LTE Router for Verizon (RUT240-02), Huananzhi X79 SSD Slots Circuit Computer Motherboard Module PCI-E NVME M.2 USB3.0 SATA3 Reg Professional LGA2011 ATX 4…, Portable External USB 3.0 3D Blu-ray Movies Disc Player for Dell XPS XP S 13 15 Inspiron 15 5000 9570 2-in-1 G7 G3…, 2020 Newest Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6 Inch FHD 1080P Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000 up to 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC…, Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One. Then one day Jill gets on the wrong side of one of the main. I absolutely despised this book! 4.34. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 17, 2020. Squad: Absolute Hero (Book 1), Close reading assignments for critical thinking, comprehension, and vocabulary, Read-along & read-aloud audio (English & Spanish), Book quizzes and DOGOnews Alexa App (for Homeschool), Close reading assignments for critical thinking, comprehension, and vocabulary in Spanish. 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