This is a great book to use in individual/small group/classroom counseling lessons. I have used it to talk about courage, self-esteem, problem solving, bullying, respect, diversity, kindness, friendship, conflict resolution, etc... I also love that this book comes with a reader's guide full of lesson ideas. I have connected Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun to several activities which are outlined below.
Description from Amazon: How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.
Lesson Ideas and Comprehension Questions
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Venn Diagram
Compare yourself to a friend activity
Recipe for Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
Diversity Lesson to go along with Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
A Lesson on Kindness
Unique...That's Me! Activity and Lesson