Ages 5-9
Ages 5-9

Ages 5-9

Free Spirit Publishing

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Author: Frankel, Erin

Brand: Free Spirit Publishing

Edition: Part of the Bully Free Kids™ line


  • Free Spirit Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 48

Release Date: 24-07-2013

Details: Product Description Jayla feels threatened by her classmate Sam who has bullied her in the past for her nerdy love of astronomy and stars Sam is now bullying Jaylas friend Luisa and she enlists Jayla to participate Jalya reluctantly joins in but soon realizes it is wrong With the help of caring adults and friends Jayla comes to sympathize with Luisa and finds the courage to dare to stand up to Sam and put an end to the bullying The Weird SeriesThese three books tell the story of an ongoing case of bullying from three third graders perspectives Luisa describes being targeted by bullying in Weird Jayla shares her experience as a bystander to bullying in Dare And in Tough Sam speaks from the point of view of someone initiating bullying Kids will easily relate to Luisa Jayla and Sam as each girl has her own unique experience eventually learning how to face her challenges with the help of friends peers and caring adults Part of the Bully Free Kids line Review “The wonderful books in the Weird series are great resources to help build young children’s social skills to address and prevent bullying.” —Trudy Ludwig, children’s advocate and best-selling author of Confessions of a Former Bully Three stories told from the perspectives of three different children: one who is bullied (Weird!), a bystander (Dare!), and the bully herself (Tough!). Each title shows readers, through the texts and the expressive ink illustrations, what each child feels. In Weird! Luisa is portrayed as a bubbly and vibrant character wearing her beloved polka-dot boots everywhere she goes. Then she is tormented by Sam, and her uniqueness and confidence become liabilities instead of strengths, and she throws away her boots. It isn’t until a bystander, Jayla, stands up to the bully and returns Luisa’s footwear that the book ends on a positive note with the victim confidence restored. Following the stories, nonfiction sections offer tips from each character’s perspective or suggest simple group activities that model positive behaviors. Each title also has talking points and discussion questions, so readers can go back into the story and discuss what is occurring and how they might be able to change the outcome in a real-world scenario. The books stand alone as separate titles, but they’re much more effective when utilized together to give a complete view of how the main characters are feeling and the outside events that help shape their roles. For example, Sam, the bully, is being taunted at home by an older brother–setting her up to then find someone that she can pick on at school. These will be useful titles particularly for schools, but also for public libraries that see a fair number of requests for character-education titles. –School Library Journal “This series is going to be hotter than hot. I loved, loved, loved the text and the illustrations. So simple, yet so powerful!”—DeeDee Ginns Gruenberg, psychotherapist and bookseller, Self Esteem Shop “My kids and I loved the Weird series . . . the books were incredibly insightful and provoked good discussion. Well written by Erin Frankel, beautifully illustrated by Paula Heaphy, and published by the always inspiring Free Spirit Publishing, [this series] is a must-own for educators, if not parents.”—Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup “An excellent tool for teaching school-age children good mental health techniques to survive and grow beyond bullying.”—Midwest Book Review: Children’s Bookwatch, Reviewer’s Choice “The Weird series is a delightful three-part story that explores the roles of the bully, the bullied, and the bystander and how children can break out of those roles and be their unique, caring selves. Not only for kids, this series is a must for parents, educators, and caregivers who want to help children end the cycle of cruelty.” —Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander “The Weird series encourages children that are being bullied to stand up for them

EAN: 9781575424392

Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.8 x 0.3 inches

Languages: English