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Nobody! by Erin Frankel

Title: Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in SchoolsNobody

Author: Erin Frankel

Illustrator: Paula Heaphy

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: May 15th, 2015

Rating: 5/5

Thomas is being picked on by Kyle. Kyle is doing this several times on purpose and Thomas really wants him to stop because it is making him feel worthless, like a nobody. The story tells of some of the things that Kyle does and says to Thomas. Eventually, Thomas realises that he has supportive friends and adults, that he really does have his own talents and that he is somebody.

This is a great, well illustrated story, which could easily help children understand more about social interactions of this nature from different points of view. It helps to show that changing your own attitude, supported by others, can really alter how people behave towards you. It also shows that by being kind rather than bullying, had beneficial effects on Kyle’s life as well as on that of Thomas.

The book has lots of information after the story, helping children understand the different attitudes and actions of the characters in the story. It also has page by page guidance for adults, suggesting questions relating to the text that could be used to stimulate discussions and raise awareness of children. A great story to help change attitudes and behaviour, I have no hesitation in highly recommending – especially to parents and teachers to use with their children.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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