Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman & Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan

Schema: bossy friends or siblings

Text-to-Text Connections: In both books the main character has to deal with being bossy and the consequences

Compare and Contrast: Compare the bossy action in each story. In Ladybug girl, Lulu apologizes and KiKi accepts. In Tony Baloney, when given the opportunity to be in charge, Tony begins to boss his younger siblings as he was treated.

Synthesis: I wonder if the readers of these two stories would follow KiKi’s model or Tony’s model after being bossed. Do you think kids that are bossy, have been bossed around by big sisters or brothers? What could you say to your friends who act bossy toward you?


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