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We meet Brian, a kind, gentle boy who is completely ignored by his peers. Time and again, he remains hopeful that he will be part of the group, yet his peers treat him as if he were invisible. What I love about this book is that there is absolutely no victim-blaming in it. We see how randomly a child can become a target. The Invisible Boy is brilliant because it does not resolve the issue be making Brian change his behavior; rather, it draws on the positive behavior of another child to make things better. This is a wonderful message, because far too many schools put the burden of making bullying stop onto the child who is being targeted, which is a mistake.
When Justin, an altruistic and independent boy recognizes that Brian is a valuable friend, he acknowledges Brian's existence, and he helps pull the targeted boy back into the social fabric of the class. We see the power of just one child making a difference. Justin acts as an ally, and he is the connection that Brian needs to re-enter the group. A must-read. Well done, Trudy Ludwig!
One day this all changes. A new boy, Justin, arrives in class and at lunch time starts eating his lunch with chopsticks which makes the other kids start to ridicule him and make fun of him. This new little boy is from South Korea and eating with chopsticks is quite normal there. Brian makes a decision to welcome him and he writes him a note, a note of friendship, a note of I "see you" and you are interesting and I like you. From that life changing moment for Brian, both boys become good friends and work on projects together and "see" each other for what they are....valuable, fun, creative little classmates.
The illustrator has worked so brilliantly on the main character to visually portray Brian's struggle and victory at becoming noticed and seen. She starts Brian out in a hollow, empty black and white sketch while the classroom, in contrast, is in full colour. As Brian steps forward and reaches out to Justin, Musilo adds some colour to him. Finally Brian ends up in full colour signifying he has enriched himself and the others around him.Read more ›
When choosing quality children's literature, I look for a strong, meaningful message, characters that my students will identify with, and a story line that not only tugs at your heart, but also may include some comedic moments. Never do I miss purchasing children's literature by Trudy Ludwig - I own all of her titles. In my eyes, she meets all of the above criteria (and then some) in her literary works of art.
The Invisible Boy is an exemplary example of quality children's literature. The story is quite touching and very pertinent to elementary educators and parents everywhere. The illustrations by Patrice Barton bring the words on the page to life. She captures the nature of childhood - so innocent, so expressive, so honest.
I couldn't believe how the very first page of this story set the tone for the whole book and "said" so much - in the words on the page and in the illustrations. It speaks to teachers, school counselors, parents, children..."Can you see Brian, the invisible boy? Even Mrs. Carlotti has trouble noticing him in her classroom. She's too busy dealing with Nathan and Sophie." On this first page, the "Invisible Boy" is first in line behind the teacher (illustrated in black and white) and part of the class is seen in line behind him (illustrated in color and either acting up, whispering, staring, laughing, or looking with amazement). You too, will be love this story from page one...
I highly recommend "The Invisible Boy" to school counselors, teachers, parents, and others who work with children. The story will help in your teachings about kindness, anti-bullying, empathy, and including others (to name a few). This book is a must buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my absolute favourites for children. A great book for discussion too.Published 1 day ago by chmum
This book is a gentle read that contains many entry points for learning conversations. Perfect for accidental lessons in a short time frame.Published 10 days ago by Michael
This is a great book to teach children about being kind to the shy students and not picking on other kids. Great message.Published 16 days ago by Jennifer
While the book was in excellwnt condition, the book sleeve was NOT included, which is the most beautiful part of the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan Frage
Beautiful story about a boy who is feeling left out and what happens when he is included. Really sweet!Published 1 month ago by Momofthree
what a wonderful book about kindness and friendship. The illustrations are amazing. This is a great book for ever on to read!Published 2 months ago by SW
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