Stop Bullying Bobby!
Helping Children Cope with Teasing and Bullying
by Dana Smith-Mansell
illustrated by Suzanne Riggio
In this insightful and winsome story, Robin, a seven-year-old girl, sees Bobby, the new kid in the neighborhood, being teased and bullied by other kids. Bobby dresses differently and is very small for his age. Robin wants to help Bobby, but doesn't know how so she asks her parents for help.
After witnessing firsthand the teasing that Bobby has to endure, Robin's mother talks to Bobby and Robin's teacher, Ms. Wells. Ms. Wells develops a clever class activity to teach the children that everyone is different, but these differences should not be grounds for bullying. Using puppets, the children come to see the good in everyone, no matter how different. This informative book is a must read for all parents of young children who may be or are dealing with bullies and teasing at school.
Dana Smith-Mansell works with special needs children and their families, providing emotional and social support. She received a degree in special education before continuing on to obtain a master's in behavior disorders from Bloomsburg University. She resides in Pennsylvania with her family.
Suzanne Riggio, a graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz, is a freelance artist and illustrator and is currently receiving her MFA from Brooklyn College. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 x 8, 48 pages, color illustrations
LC #2004108078, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-253-2 (pb), $8.95