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Sound advice and witty cartoons help kids deal with cliques, develop the skills needed to form positive, healthy relationships.

Discusses cliques, what they are and their negative aspects, and gives advice on forming healthier relationships and friendships.

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Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney

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Overview

Sound advice and witty cartoons help kids deal with cliques, develop the skills needed to form positive, healthy relationships.

Discusses cliques, what they are and their negative aspects, and gives advice on forming healthier relationships and friendships.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sue Reichard
Romain takes a serious look at cliques, friendships, popularity and phonies. He tackles these very important issues with a touch of humor, and readers will enjoy the easy comic style and illustrations. Other topics of great interest to preadolescents include, the clique myth, how to spot a phony, polishing people skills, and do's and don'ts for making friends. Some typical pointers include saying hi to others first, complimenting others, and the admonition to not stay inside all day watching TV.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-8-Youngsters who are sometimes victimized by their peers will appreciate this reassuring and humorous treatment of cliques versus friendship groups, phonies versus real friends, and popularity versus being popular with yourself. Romain defines these concepts, provides examples, and explores commonly held myths about them. With a sense of ease and lighthearted humor (sometimes bordering on the truly silly), the author serves up solid advice in friendly, reassuring prose, often using slang words, such as "Duh!" and "barfed." The book's expressive black-and-white cartoons, open layout, and easy-to-read text will appeal to reluctant readers. A solid purchase.-Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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“Reassuring and humorous…. A solid purchase.”—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575428154
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/1998
  • Series: Laugh & Learn
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 891,871
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • File size: 11 MB
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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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