An Educational Review of
Swallow Me, NOW!
Author Melissa Gijsbers http://melissagijsbers.com/
Publisher Lilly Pilly Publishing http://www.lillypillypublishing.com/
Swallow Me, NOW! is a book, I wish was published when I taught Year 5 girls. Although, it is a fictional book set in Green Oaks Primary School, it leads itself to discussions about the real concept of bullying in schools. Incorporated into the Swallow Me, NOW book, are the cause and effects of bullying and gives parents an insight into communication with your child if they are a victim of bullying.
I would categorize Swallow Me, NOW as an early chapter book. Lilly Pilly Publishing has excelled in their layout of the book. Swallow Me, NOW has an easy to read format with differing fonts, short chapters, familiar language and illustrations to break up longer passages. Children are given a good understanding of how the main character, Sam, feels with the author describing…
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