Pickle Bumps for Baby Dill
Bob Fulton & Melissa Meyer
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This story rather ingeniously creates a variety of pickle and olive characters, like Gert and Mertin Gherkin, Olive Pitt and Karl Kalamata, whose names are certain to elicit laughter from young children. It’s a funny story replete with tongue twisters to challenge the kids (and the adult readers) and to encourage their enjoyment of reading. What better way to introduce children to the idea of diversity than to use a fun and colorful assortment of pickles and olives. Most children love pickles and olives, which by their very nature are a diverse bunch. While the book is not about bullying (bullying is never mentioned in the story), the stories positive message “opens the door” and provides opportunities for parents, grandparents and teachers to discuss the importance of accepting and supporting those who are different - diversity is good and that it's okay to be different.