Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

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by Trevor Romain
     
 

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Bullies are mean. Bullies are scary. Bullies are a pain in the brain—and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. This book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies. Trevor Romain reassures kids that they're not alone and it's not their fault if a bully decides to pick on them. He explains some people are

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Bullies are mean. Bullies are scary. Bullies are a pain in the brain—and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. This book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies. Trevor Romain reassures kids that they're not alone and it's not their fault if a bully decides to pick on them. He explains some people are bullies and describes realistic ways to become "Bully-Proof," stop bullies from hurting others, and get help in dangerous situations. And if bullies happen to read this book, they'll find ideas they can use to get along with others and feel good about themselves—without making other people miserable.

Part of the Bully Free Kids™ line

Editorial Reviews

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“A deceptively simple approach to dealing with a difficult issue faced by millions of children every day.”—School Library Journal 

“This self-help guide is packed with mind-easing information.”  —Carolina Parent

“Attractive format . . . especially accessible to children.”—School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-7A deceptively simple approach to dealing with a difficult issue faced by millions of children every day. The advice throughout is clear, unequivocal, and helpful: "Tell your friends if you're being bullied. A bully is less likely to approach you if you're surrounded by your buddies." The advice for dealing with life-threatening situations is brief: "Run!" Fictional books abound on the topicone of the most well-known being Mary Stolz's The Bully of Barkham Street (HarperCollins, 1985). Eda LeShan's nonfiction title When Kids Drive Kids Crazy (Dial, 1990; o.p.) deals extensively with the subject and provides excellent coping skills both for the victims of intimidation and abuse and for parents trying to help. However, bullied children are much more likely to pick up Romain's book on their initial foray into self-help, due to the attractive format with cartoon characters and lots of white space on the page. Resources for additional help include books, organizations, and Web sites. This useful, slim volume will have heavy usage.Susan R. Farber, Ardsley Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575420233
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Series:
Laugh & Learn
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
597,197
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet 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 "Doctor of Mischief."

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Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Self esteem boosting in our kids is essential. Easy to read and understand books like this one is a must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was written so it is very understandable for younger kids. It would be a good tool along with counseling and other help. Still the focus, like most info on bullying, is how to deal with it if a victim and we need more books and info to focus on changing the bullies and consequences for them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, deep breaths. Now, anyways. There is this really rude girl in our class naed Maddie d she has bullied me 12 times in only the first 3 weeks of school. We are into the 3rd or 4th week by now. At lunch, she takes everyones lunchs and doesn't even eat it. I need help on how to stop her. I have been stern with Maddie a couple times and it doesn't seem to work. Help! Stardust
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very horrible; I would not spend my time reading it. It's much too stereotypical because the bullies in this book beat kids up and make them give up their lunch money. It tells you about different types of bullies, but it only explains the ones where they hurt you or call you names. It says that bullies love it when they make you cry but that's not true for most bullies. Also this book doesn't give very good advice; one of the things it tells you to do is run. But according to most of this book bullies are normally bigger and stronger than you; so running in those situations would be useless. This book also states that bullies love power, draining self esteem, and they only feel good when you're life is miserable. One good thing about this book is in one small section it tells you to go to an adult. But most of this book is filled with stereotypical situations and has jokes that truthfully just make it look dumb; and some of the advice and facts are so untrue it's almost laughable. This book is irrelevant to life in this time period and place; you will not learn anything from it except what a physical bully is. I highly suggest that you do not read this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Bullies are a Pain in the Brain is one of te coolest books ever. Actually every single Trevor Romain book is wonderful
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