- Book Style: Story for toddlers and kids
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Colorful and realistic, yet somehow still a cartoon
- Age Target: 2-10 Years of Age
- Author: Cindy L. Shirley
- Author’s Page: Cindy L. Shirley
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon – $5.99 USD and $12.95 USD – Paperback or on Book Baby
- Social Media Links: N/A
Diesel The Body Guard: No Bullies Allowed is a moral based story book for toddlers and children. The story is all about a red haired and freckled girl named Delilah Dillard. Delilah is being bullied at school, so she keeps a rooster named Diesel as her best friend. Diesel is incredibly tough (he has spurs…so obviously), and does a great job being Delilah’s body guard. When Delilah and her new friend Lilly are being bothered by some bullies, Diesel takes care of business and teaches them a lesson. From then on, the bullies are nice and everyone becomes friends.
I think my favorite part of the story are the characters. I can’t think of another book where a rooster was one of the main characters and was so full of personality. Diesel is protective and tough, but he has the pure “rooster” side to him. He loves worms and all things that roosters do. I also think Delilah Dillard is a great name that lends itself to a really upbeat and fun character. That’s exactly who she is, and I think her red hair and freckles only add to it all.
Now, the characters themselves are great but the illustrations that go along with them might be even better. Have a look at the illustration below and I think you’ll see what I mean. Delilah’s wavy red hair stands out, and her freckles complete her look. Diesel’s facial expression shows that he’s smart, cunning, and tough…yet he still looks like a rooster. All in all, the characters and their illustrations are nothing short of fantastic.
This book also has the capability to be a tool in homes as well as in schools. I think it’s capable of putting a little shame in kids who have been bullies. I also think it’s capable of scaring a few kids away from being bullies. What’s more, is kids who have been bullied will imagine those bad bullies getting their just rewards and will love the idea of getting even (without actually doing so).
Don’t get me wrong. This book isn’t written to scare kids. It’s simply a funny story, but it has the capability of making kids think. I love that fact and I think it’s a positive way to help kids think about their choices.
Probably the best thing yet is the fact that this book is free on Kindle until June 11th! That means you can head over to Amazon now and download a copy of the ebook now. You don’t even need a Kindle, as you can use your Mac or PC to download the book and read it. With the moral basis of this book being so positive, it’s an easy choice to head over there now!
Thanks for reading…with your toddlers,