A Tale of What Happens When You Stand Up to a Bully
Kes Gray, Illustrated by Lee Wildish - All books by this author
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH. Help raise awareness at home or at school with this important story about stopping bullying.
A little boy is feeling sad because every day he has to face a bully. But this story’s little boy also has friends. A frog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, and other animal friends insist on helping him, even after he tells them: “There’s nothing you can do for me/ There’s nothing you can say.” Fortunately, he is mistaken, because the next time the bully approaches, they all join with him and shout, “LEAVE HIM ALONE!” And it works! The bully turns around and goes away. Author Kes Gray’s gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. Large color illustrations on every page capture the spirit of a story that will have special meaning for many little boys and girls. (Ages 4–7, F&P Reading Level: K)
From the reviews:
“The team behind . . . Mom and Dad Glue returns with another empathetic treatment of an emotionally trying subject: bullying. . . . Is the book’s message subtle? No. Effective? Yes.
“’Leave Me Alone: A Tale of What Happens When You Stand Up to a Bully’ is a sensitively illustrated children's story about a boy who is frightened and scared by a mysterious, giant enemy. This incredibly moving, simply narrated tale is beautifully illustrated with great imagination, in a way that unforgettably reinforces the anti-bullying message. Children age 5 and over will enjoy "Leave Me Alone.”
Midwest Book Review, 2012
About The Author:
Kes Gray is the also author of Mom and Dad Glue, the story of a troubled little boy who faces up to the challenge of his parents' divorce.
Paperback / 32 Pages / 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 / 2011