When Monica's friend Katie begins to call her names and humiliate her in front of other kids at school, she feels betrayed and isolated. But with help from her mother, Monica faces her fears and reclaims her confidence from a bully disguised as her friend. This wonderful resource for children, parents, teachers, and counsellors, includes helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional information for any child who has experienced relational aggression.
About the Author
Trudy Ludwig, author of six books for children, has been profiled on national television, radio, and newsprint. An active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, she is a sought after speaker who collaborates frequently with organizations like The Ophelia Project, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Putting Family First. Trudy's books have received the Mom's Choice Gold Award, the Cooperative Children's Book Center's "Best of the Best of the Year" award, and have been recognized as NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Books for Young People. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Trudy is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact the Random House Speakers Bureau.
Abigail Marble illustrated her first children's story in second grade, and has been making art ever since. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Review, "School Library Journal ""This . . . bibliotherapeutic offering tackles the difficult topic of bullying, . . . [L]ibraries may want to purchase it because of the scarcity of material on this very important issue." Rachel Simmons, author of "Odd Girl Out: ""Too few resources are available to families dealing with girl bullying. MY SECRET BULLY provides an important resource to help parents."Dr. Kathy Masarie, founder and director of FULL ESTEEM AHEAD: "A must-read for any child who has ever been teased, ignored, or excluded by his/her peers. . . . A very useful resource for addressing social cruelty among children."Theresa Markowitz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: ."..a desperately needed tool to help parents, techers, and other professionals address the growing epidemic of relational aggression (emotional bullying)."
For Ages: 6 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 2005
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 20.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.34