Title: STOP the Bully
Author: Karen Tyrrell
Publisher: Digital Future Press 2014
Brian and his little sister Tara are starting at Wymore State School. He wasn’t looking forward to his first day and he felt responsible for Tara.
With chunky glasses and red curly hair he knew kids would label him geek. Miss Bliss is a first year teacher and she is battling to keep control of the class. She sits him next to Amelia with freckles. Things don’t start well when the class laughs when he doesn’t have his math workbook and asks for a pencil. The kid in the desk behind jerked back Amelia’s chair so she goes flying. Brian dives for Amelia, saving her but got hurt in the process. Why would the Bully do that?
It gets worse when his bag goes missing. It had his house key, and now he wonders how he and Tara can get in the house, if he can’t find it. His new hat has been thrown in the toilet and he has to throw it out. Knowing his mum can’t afford to get another one, and missing his dad, made it all so much worse. Brian really wants to go into the SUPER RACE, but his mum has to sign the permission note. They can’t afford new shoes, but he hopes she’ll sign it anyway.
Brian made a friend in Pete who helped him look for his bag. With help from another anonymous friend leaving him a note, they find his bag, but the key is missing. At the end of the day, he has money for the bus, once he finds his sister they can go home, but he still had no idea what they would do when they got home. Finally, when Tara appeared and he did get on the bus, the Bully gets on too.
His new friends, Amelia and Pete, show Brian how to be strong and stand up to the Bully. With the teachers support in a special project, they learn more about the Bully and can share with the results of their project with the whole school.
This book is aimed at kids who find themselves in situations they can’t handle, and gives ideas about how to fight back, how to STOP the BULLY.
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STOP the Bully is endorsed by Kids Helpline and aligned with Kids Matter, Australian curriculum. Download FREE children’s activities and FREE teacher notes from www.karentyrrell.com ISBN: 9780987274069 STOP the Bully is now available from Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KMFZM42