By: Linda Street-Ely

Six-year-old Sanderson Hamilton Jefferson Burrison loved his family, their home on the farm, their cows, and his teacher. Everyone called him “Cowlick” because of the tuft of hair that stood up at the top of his forehead.

Excited about starting first grade, Cowlick soon learned that not everyone understood the love of cows as he did. Not everyone liked his nickname, or his hair. As Cowlick learned, even when people say mean things we can be strong, and we can win by doing things that are right

Climb inside Cowlick’s story and find out how a boy was brave, even when other children were making fun of him. Then talk about it: Who won, what was won, what was the right thing to do, and why it was right?

Additional information


31 pages


Bullying, Growing Up & Facts of Life


Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC



Publication date

January 28, 2019

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