Bud doesn’t like girls! In fact, Bud doesn’t like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him, but he pulls her friend’s hair, take over games, and when Bud is in trouble, he made his “you’re going to get it” face at her.
After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting.
When her pencil sharpener is found, Right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. But what does Will learn?
Sweet Story about Treating Each Other with Kindness
Wil Brooks has a new visitor at her house. It’s her cousin, Bud. Bud is going through some tough times because his parents are divorcing. As is the case with many kids in that situation, he’s acting up and being mean. Wil can’t stand it! Why does this nasty kid have to live with her and ruin her life? Things are pretty bumpy until Wil decides to try to be nice to him. Then she discovers that Bud isn’t so bad after all.
The Great Snowball escapade is a sweet story that encourages kids to try to put themselves in the other person’s shoes. It teaches them to think about why someone might act the way they do, and it helps them think about how their own actions might affect the other person. It’s a story that encourages empathy. The Great Snowball Escapade is an excellent chapter book for kids ages 6 – 8.