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Author: Kate Cohen-Posey

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Publisher: Rainbow Books, Inc.,

Material: paperback

Summary: This book presents proven strategies and tactics for dealing with bullying and teasing. With coaching from parents or teachers, children can learn to defuse bullying and teasing activities. This is a family handbook for addressing the issues of bullying.

Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 8 and up

Age of Child: Read by an 8-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: This is a book that our rising third-grader picked up from time to time over the summer, usually when something was bothering her. It isn't a book you read cover to cover, and she would pick a chapter that meant something and then put it back down.

Adult Reader Reaction: This an excellent resource and tool for anyone experiencing or dealing with bullying. The author helps the reader to understand what’s behind bullying behavior and how to use that information to defuse bullying incidents.

Pros: This is a handy reference manual for parents, teachers, mentors, coaches and children who are dealing with bullying and teasing behavior.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. If you have a child in school and suspect that s/he is being bullied by classmates, you need to buy three copies of this book: one for you, one for your child, and one for the teacher.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE COMPUTER'S NERD   A BULLY'S DOOM; THE WHISPERER'S TALE (Tweener Press Adventure Series)   I NEED TO BE SAFE: I'M WORTH IT!

Educational Themes: Bullying, in one form or another, is prevalent in many schools and its victims are frequently too scared to report incidents. This resource manual provides the children with practical ways to defuse bullying behavior and, most importantly, explains why and how bullies engage in such harmful activities.

Notes: The author donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - interactive learning, guidebook, middle grade

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2007, August 2010

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