Synopses & Reviews
Cliques can make you sick. If youandrsquo;re on the outside, youandrsquo;re treated like dirt. And if youandrsquo;re on the inside, you have to follow the rules. Who needs more rules at school? Written for every kid who has ever felt excluded or trapped by a clique, this book blends humor with practical advice as it tackles a serious subject. Trevor Romain starts by explaining what cliques are and why they exist: because everyone wants to have friends. He reveals why some cliques are so annoyingandmdash;and often full of phonies. And he shares the secret to being popular: just be yourself! Trevor knows how to get through to kids. As readers smile at his cartoons and laugh at his jokes, theyandrsquo;ll also be learning skills they need to make and keep friendsandmdash;real friends, not people who pretend to be cool. Theyandrsquo;ll discover that some supposedly andldquo;popularandrdquo; kids are lonely and miserable inside. And theyandrsquo;ll pick up important self-esteem tips that will help them feel good about themselves (because thereandrsquo;s no need to let a bad clique spoil a perfectly good day).
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“Reassuring and humorous…. A solid purchase.”—School Library Journal
Parent Council® Selection
andldquo;Reassuring and humorousandhellip;. A solid purchase.andrdquo;andmdash;School Library Journal
Parent Councilandreg;and#160; Selection
Written for every child who has ever felt shut out or trapped by a clique, this book blends humor with practical advice as it explains how to form positive, healthy relationships. Trevor Romain tackles this serious subject with wit and common sense, explaining what cliques are and why they exist. Illustrations.
About the Author
When Trevor Romain was 12, his teacher told him he wasn't talented enough to do art. By accident, he found out 20 years later that he could draw. Since that lucky day, he has written and illustrated 20 books for children. In addition to writing, illustrating, and speaking at schools, Trevor is a board member of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and can often be found on the cancer ward at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, doing his rounds as andldquo;Doctor of Mischief.andrdquo;