This is a fun story and a good discussion starter for kids dealing with bullying. The solution presented is based on being friends with a dinosaur that is much larger than the bully. While finding a bigger and stronger friend to protect you is not always the best way to address threatening behavior, finding friends and/or allies can be crucial. And, in many cases, those allies are like the super big dinosaur in this book – directly underfoot but, for whatever reason, not yet noticed.
“I WANT THE JELLY BEANS!”
“You can shout as much as you like,” said Jackson, “but my friend can shout louder.”
…Snap! “Now do you believe that my friend can eat show-offs for breakfast?” asked Jackson….Jackson giggled. “Don’t worry. He could eat you, but he won’t!”
–The Really, Really, Really BIG Dinosaur, by Richard Byrne