I LOVE good character education literature. That was why when author, Maria Dismondy, contacted me about doing a review of her newest book, The Potato Chip Champ, I didn't hesitate to say YES, OF COURSE!
You may have seen some of her other books such as The Juice Box Bully, or Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.
In The Potato Chip Champ the main character, Champ, learns what it means to be compassionate. He is jealous of another member of his baseball team, Walter and can't figure out why everyone likes Walter so much. When he is in competition with his baseball teammates to sell the most bags of potato chips, the unthinkable happens and he breaks his leg. Champ loves potato chips more than anything so he is very upset. Unable to sell potato chips, he knows that he will come in last place in sales. In an unexpected turn of events, Walter recognizes that Champ is probably lonely at home with his broken leg and comes to visit him.
I won't reveal the ending, but Champ learns more than one valuable lesson in this story.
My students were even inspired to come up with a kindness contract.
I would love for you to be able to share this story with your own students as well. Please enter the giveaway below for a chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Maria's newest jewel.
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