I didn’t want October to go by without mentioning that it is anti-bullying month. During this month, our school had extra activities (assemblies, classes, programs) to make kids more aware about bullying, how to spot it, how not to do it and how to stop it. I think it is important for kids to hear a message like this.
BUT FIRST! I have to announce the winner of the AWESOME middle-grade book Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley!!! See my review of this AWESOME book HERE!
The WINNER IS -
A.K.A. Brian Bern!
Congratulations! I will be emailing you to get your address so your book can be sent out!
By Lisa Roth, M.D. & Karen Siris, Ed.D
Illustrated by Marsha Levitin
Published by CreateSpace in August 2012
36 pages – ages 6+
A boy who doesn’t really have any problems in school notices that other kids are getting bullied. He also notices that there are many nice and kind kids at the school too. The boy decides he has to do something to help the kids getting bullied so he starts a group called the Caring Majority. The Caring Majority stops kids from being bullied because as a group, they can Stand Up to the bullies!
I like how the kid (never named) forms a group of kids to stand up to the bullies. I wish that this was true in every school, because, sadly, kids are being bullied everywhere, sometimes with terrifying results. I think this book will inspire kids around the country to be “up-standers”, not bystanders. The painted illustrations are very unique. All they show are feet! It is so interesting how the illustrator makes a whole story out of feet. The different positions of the feet in the illustrations really tell what is going on in the story. I think this book should be in every classroom.
Patricia Tilton from the Children’s Books Heal blog reviewed this book last year (see her review HERE).