Book Review: Amos Faces His Bully by Cheryl Malandrinos

19 Apr

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Title: AMOS FACES HIS BULLY
Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 20
Genre: Christian children’s picture book

 

BOOK BLURB:

Amos is targeted by the town bully because he is so small. When word reaches Amos of his friend David’s battle with Goliath, he thinks back to what David told him about putting his faith in God’s protection. Perhaps the same God can help Amos face his bully too.

 

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Amos Faces His Bully is about a boy who is being bullied by bigger kids and his friend David often rescues him from the bullies. One day, David explains that just because the kids are bigger doesn’t mean that Amos has to cower to them. David says that he puts faith in God to protect him from his bigger brothers. When Amos hears that David was able to defeat Goliath he thinks that he should put his faith in God, also. When he does, he faces his bully and the bully backs down! Amos knows that he’ll probably be bullied again but now he knows that with his faith in God to protect him, he can handle it.

This is a great children’s story that encourages children to stand up to bullies but, more importantly, it teaches to put their faith in God by using a story from the Bible. It also has colorful pictures that will keep the attention of younger children. One of my favorite pictures is of David telling “the giant that he came in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel:”

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Excerpt 

Amos clutched his knees to his chest. Sitting in the dirt, he blinked to keep the tears from spilling down his cheeks.

Nathaniel and the other neighborhood boys marched around, taunting him.

“Are you going to cry now, baby?” Nathaniel balled his hands into fists and pretended to rub his eyes.

“I’m not crying,” ten-year-old Amos said with a sniffle. He stood and brushed the dirt off his clothes.

“I bet you’re the biggest cry baby in all of Bethlehem,” said Nathaniel.

The boys pushed him back and forth chanting, “Cry baby, cry baby.”

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About the Author

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Little Shepherd, A Christmas Kindness, Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving and the recently released, Amos Faces His Bully. A blogger and book reviewer, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married. Visit Cheryl online at http://ccmalandrinos.com/ and her children’s book blog at https://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/

 

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Amos Faces His Bully by Cheryl Malandrinos”

  1. Cheryl Malandrinos April 20, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Thank you for the superb review of Amos Faces His Bully. I am so glad you enjoyed my latest book. Thanks for taking the time to read it and to post this review. Off to share it now. Wishing you many blessings. Cheryl

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  2. Linda Fast April 21, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful book to read to the grand kids.

    Liked by 1 person

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