One of the (many) reasons that I decided to homeschool E was so she could continue to grow in who she is. I like the quirkiness and the unusual things she does and the way she creatively expresses herself. I want her to be able to become a little more secure in who she is before she has others telling her that how she looks, feels, acts isn’t “normal” (whatever that is). So, when I saw Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy I knew we had to add it to our homeschool curriculum.
The book is about little Lucy, with amazing curly hair, and her school bully named Ralph. Ralph makes fun of everything–Lucy’s hair, her coloring and even her favorite lunch, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. The lesson comes when Lucy has a chance to help Ralph–will she help him, or give the bully a taste of his own medicine? Will she continue to be herself, even though it’s “different”? (You’ll have to read to find out!)
So, for our recipe pairing we made (what else?) but Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun!