Synopses & Reviews
Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he canandrsquo;t escape Kyleandrsquo;s persistent bullying. At school, at soccerandmdash;nowhere feels safe! andldquo;Mom said Kyle would grow over the summer and stop picking on me, but he didnandrsquo;t grow up, he just grew.andrdquo; With support from friends, classmates, and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself and his hobbies, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others. The book concludes with andldquo;activity clubandrdquo; pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about ways to stop bullying.
andldquo;Heaphy does an excellent job portraying emotions through facial expressions and posture . . . The backmatter is especially valuable, breaking down the actions that Thomas, his friends, and Kyle took to help end the bullying, giving ideas about combating bullying and thinking differently about oneself, and providing parents with constructive discussion questions.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews
andldquo;Nobody! acknowledges the isolating and painful effects of bullying, while letting children know that they are not alone. This book offers a holistic view of bullying prevention that recognizes the needs of all of the children involved, including the target, bystanders, and the child who is bullying. Using simple, yet powerful language, Nobody! helps children embrace what makes them special and unique, and provides positive steps to help stop bullying in their schools. Itandrsquo;s a great tool to help start conversations about kindness, empathy, and acceptance.andrdquo;andmdash;Julie Hertzog, director of PACERandrsquo;s National Bullying Prevention Center
andldquo;Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in Schools is chock-full of practical and sound strategies to combat the damage that bullying does. I heartily recommend it!andrdquo;andmdash;David Walsh, Ph.D., psychologist, parenting expert, and best-selling author
andquot;Many books about bullying encourage self-confidence and compassion, but Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy take it a step further in Nobody! by showing the thoughts and feelings of a bullied child over time as he learns how to approach the situation . . . A perfect addition to classrooms and homes.andrdquo;andmdash;Foreword Reviews
About the Author
has an M.A. in English education and is passionate about teaching and writing. She taught ESL in Madrid, Spain, before moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three daughters. Erin knows firsthand what it feels like to be bullied, and she hopes her stories will help children stay true to who they are and help put an end to bullying. Erin lives in Pittsburgh.
Paula Heaphy is a print and pattern designer in the fashion industry. Sheandrsquo;s an explorer of all artistic mediums from glassblowing to shoemaking, but her biggest love is drawing. She jumped at the chance to illustrate her friend Erinandrsquo;s stories, having been bullied herself as a child. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.