Baeoh and the Bully
Baeoh and the Bully

Series: Team Taekwondo Vol. 2   

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Annotation: As Buddy Day at the dojo approaches, Baeoh will need the help of his friends to deal with the bullies in his life.
Catalog Number: #153247
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Publisher: Rodale Press
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Beavers, Ethen,
Pages: 106 pages
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 1-623-36947-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-623-36947-7
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
In these small graphic novels, a team of anthropomorphic animals uses taekwondo to build confidence and learn the importance of self-love. A shy turtle comes out of his shell through his new taekwondo friends (Ara); a tiger learns to stand up to bullies and be nice to others (Baeoh). Vividly drawn characters are overshadowed by lessons that are preached instead of conveyed through interesting storytelling.
Kirkus Reviews
A young taekwondo student deals with bullying in this all-animal graphic-novel offering co-published by the American Taekwondo Association.Young tiger Baeoh finds himself the target of a trio of lunch-stealing jackals who pick on him outside of class. While his fellow animal students clearly know what's going on, he stubbornly denies it, lying about his vulnerability and refusing help. Ironically, he also fails to see his own bullying treatment of his new training partner, an intellectual bear named Karhu, until other students point it out to him and even Karhu stands up to Baeoh. The story climaxes on Buddy Day; Baeoh's lies have obliged him to invite the jackals, and Baeoh finally takes his own stand in a brief physical confrontation. The character designs feature large heads, bold lines, and animated expressions—though some readers may struggle to differentiate among the jackals and continuity is occasionally inconsistent. Overall, though, the full-color art does a good job at providing visual narration, especially in demonstrating brown-belt cobra Narsha's legless tail "kicks." Profiles in the backmatter give a rundown on all Team Taekwondo members. Befitting taekwondo's origins, they all seem to have Korean names. They speak colloquial English, and other characters have Western names.Any heavy-handedness in the application of the moral is balanced by youthful art and the emphasis on confidence and respect. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)
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Kirkus Reviews
Horn Book (8/1/18)
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Lexile: GN540L
Guided Reading Level: O
Fountas & Pinnell: O

Break out your uniforms and tie your belts! In this Team Taekwondo graphic novel for kids, it's time to tackle bullying!

ATA Team Taekwondo class clown Baeoh is excited for the dojo's Buddy Day! Normally, bringing a buddy to class would be all fun and laughs. But with a new bully in his life who won't leave him alone, Baeoh doesn't feel much like a buddy. Worse yet, he may be turning into a bully himself. Can Baeoh figure out how to turn this tough situation into a win?

Baeoh and the Bully tackles how to deal with class bullies in a positive way. With plenty of humor and insight into the struggles children face, this installment is sure to be a fan favorite—passed from one reader to another.

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