Ethicool Books - Simon & The Sad Salad
Who doesn't love a class party?!? No one. Well, except for Simon. And the reasons why aren't what you'd expect...
Simon and the Sad Salad is a touching story about bullying, disadvantage and what we can all do to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Join Simon, and the superhero of the day, Asha, as they celebrate at their annual class party. Everyone brings something delicious and extravagant to the party, but not Simon. Asha heads off on a noble journey to discover why … and what she finds changes how she behaves, once and for all.
This evocative and moving book encourages empathy, understanding, and ultimately sharing and caring in children - and in all who read it.
A stark reminder of the challenges some children face at school, this story shows us what we can all do about it.
An excerpt from the story:
It's nearly the end of the school year, and that means it's time for a class party! Class parties are the best! Everyone brings lots of food, and eats and eats and eats.
One girl in the class, Asha, is bringing sushi to the class party. Another boy, Arjun, is bringing samosas. And Charlotte, the class captain, is bringing cupcakes with everyone's names on them.
But one boy, Simon, can't bring very much at all. He's bringing salad. But it isn't just any salad, it's a very sad looking salad, indeed...
Author: Teigan Margetts
Illustrator: Alvin Mulyono