Kacey and Hunphrey Adventure of the Shrimp Bully Bowl
Dr. Charles Stevens Illustrated By Lance Haskins
Legacy Book Publishing
1883 Lee Road, Winter Park Fl 32789
978193752600, $19.95, www.amazon.com
“Kacey and Humphrey Adventure of the Shrimp Bully Bowl” is book that can be read on two levels. As a kid’s book of an adventure story it is fine as a fun story of what happens to a tuna that is a pest to other creatures of the sea. The underlying lessons the book teaches are the wrong ones for children to learn.
One of the messages is that you can do devious things to accomplish your goal of stopping someone from bullying. A better lesson to be learned is that “what goes around comes around.”
We see this kind of activity in adults when they are faced with a divorce situation. Kids, like adults, should learn that games to solve situations should not be used to resolve a problem. The artwork by Lance Haskins adds to the story but “Kacey and Humphrey Adventure of the Shrimp Bully Bowl” should have been just a fun book for children to enjoy, with no message.