Is Lenny a Loser?

by M. Reaves



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/29/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781480836259
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781480836266

About the Book

Lenny Kalou is a third grader who fears he is not good at anything. Always the last to be chosen for team sports, Lenny eventually obtains an awful nickname: Lenny the loser. Unfortunately, just like a piece of gum stuck to the bottom of his shoe, Lenny cannot shed his loser image—until he decides to attend a Boys and Girls Club fair.

As the aroma of popcorn and sugar fills the air, Lenny becomes focused on a large jar full of pennies. All he has to do is guess the correct number of pennies in the jar and he will win all of the coins plus a special prize! After he trusts his feelings and makes his guess, all Lenny can do is wait. Filled with doubt, Lenny covers his ears as the winner is announced. A split second later, Lenny’s life is transformed along with his nickname. As he learns a valuable lesson, Lenny discovers who he really is deep inside.

In this poignant juvenile novel, a third grader with a dreadful nickname must learn to love and believe in himself in order to find the happiness he deserves.

About the Author

M. Reaves holds an associate’s degree in advertising, a bachelor’s degree in vocational technical education, and a master’s degree. After a twenty-five-year stint as a special education teacher in the New York City school system, he now works with people with disabilities at the Young Adult Institute. Reaves lives in New York with his family.