I love the concept behind this, and I love the "fetch you later" so much. Sticking up for yourself is an important lesson to learn, and "The Magical Adventures of Detective Sam" does that in a cute way that I believe will really stick with kids. The art is well done and the colors are bright, and that will help the child reading stay invested in the story. Besides, who doesn't like superhero dogs??
A classic lesson in preparing kids to defend themselves against bullies, told in a children’s book through the character Detective Sam, a dog with superpowers (hearing, speed, inventiveness). When Diego, a child in Flagstone Elementary, is bullied by another kid, Barry, Sam teleports himself to the school and comes to the aid of Diego, who is left without his lunch money.
Instead of using his superpowers, Sam prepares Diego to take care of himself with a four-part course that every child should know: using strong body language to fend off bullish advances; defending against violent behavior and preventing yourself from getting hurt; breaking the cycle of violence to never retaliate and control anger; and informing a teacher or adult. Read more about Sam and his adventures