Sunday, February 11, 2018
Book Review: 'Bully in Disguise' by Linda S. Locke
Ohio author Linda S. Locke, PhD has recently retired as an Elementary Principal of twenty-one years having been an educator for thirty-eight years. She specializes in working with students about how to help victims of bullying to find their voice and be victims no more. She has written four children’s books and this book – BULLY IN DISGUISE is ably illustrated by her now fifth grader Riley Johnson!
Jenny Rae Glover planned to join the races on the playground having practiced on her mother’s treadmill, trying to forget the awful experiences she had in the past with the nasty Gloria Brown – a girl who made fun of people and bullied them. Jenny’s Nana visits and confides in Jenny that she (Nana) had to deal with bullies in her past and learned to always just smile back and ignore the bully behavior. The race begins and Gloria tries to make it uncomfortable to all, but when Gloria falls, Jenny helps her, and Gloria asks why jenny is kind and in the process Gloria learns better behavior – not being a bully anymore.
At book’s end Linda offers instructions or tips to parents and teachers, a very wise list of ways to deal with bullying. This is an award winning quality book! Grady Harp, April 16
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