Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

Proimos, James Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace 40 pgs. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. PICTURE BOOK. $15.99. Paulie Pastrami is just an ordinary seven year old. He gets picked last in sports, his socks don't always match, and he can't whistle. What makes him unique though is that he achieved world peace before he turned eight years old. How you ask?! By simple acts of kindness. He started out just being kind to animals. He read to trees. He apologized for being mean to his sister. He offered compassion to those in need. He listened to his teacher. But when he had achieved peace at his school, he realized it wasn't enough....he wanted to achieve world peace! So off he and his parents went to deliver peace (in the form of a cupcake!) to stores around town. With bright illustrations and pages, kids will laugh and be delighted by the things Paulie does...and will hopefully be inspired to spread a little world peace (or cupcakes) themselves! This would be a great book to use during a class lesson about kindness and/or character. EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher

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