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Lucy and the Bully Hardcover – September 1, 2008
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The next day when Lucy was bringing her special art project home, Tommy, who was waiting for her, wrecked it. He threatened her by saying, "Don't tell on me, or else!" Things just keep getting worse and Lucy was so upset she didn't even want to go to school anymore. It was just awful to feel that way. Being bullied was one of the worst things that ever happened to her . . . would things ever be ok ever again?
Bullying is a serious problem for children of all ages. This book will tactfully assist the parent talk to a young child about how to handle a school bully. According to the Mayo Clinic approximately "half of all children will be bullied at some point during their school years." This book is an excellent way to talk to your child, whether or not your child is being bullied. An ounce of prevention goes long way when it comes to the emotional welfare of our children. In a note to parents and teachers Daniel Gill briefly talks about bullying and offers suggestions to combat and prevent it.
1) Parents and teachers are shown as being knowledgeable and in control. They are shown as acting in a way that is understanding and not at all dedicated to embarrassing or intent on making life harder for youngsters.
2) The completely unsaccharine feel of the book. There's no smarmy messages of unrealistic forgiveness or stereotyped characters.
3) And most importantly THIS BOOK TALKS ABOUT HOW BULLYS FEEL TOO. Lucy gets so much praise for her art while the bully sits jealously and lonely over in the corner. No one says anything good about his model while Lucy gets the star. While it's hard for children to understand that sometimes other kids may get the prize when they do not, it's very easy for boys and girls to look at the illustrations and see that the bully feels hurt and sad too. This made it very easy for us to have several talks after about why people sometimes do bad things, and how when we're bullied it's not because we have done something wrong, but rather because the other person has something more going on in their heart that we can sometimes see.
A truly wonderful book and a must have for any parents library collection, Lucy and the Bully should be seen as THE book on bullying for kids in younger grades.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I work as a school-based Speech therapist and just had to review this book, as it has been an excellent resource. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by V. Dean
This book is typically bright and colourful and interesting for children, dealing with the hot topic of bullying and how it affects the victim. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Wendy B
This book was rated as being in good condition when it arrived it was missing a page which firmly stated in book as reason was being with drawn from the library. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Keory1
This is one of my three year old daughters favorite books. It teaches them what to do if your being bullied at school. Highly recommend for young children.Published on October 5, 2010 by Jen Griffin