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Children's LiteratureWith all that has been appearing in the papers about incidents where kids have gone into schools and killed and injured innocent people, bullying in any form must be addressed. Ludwig wrote an earlier book, My Secret Bully—now the focus is on a form of bullying that seems to be less of a problem but really is not. Making jokes about people to make them feel bad and damage their self-esteem is harmful. In this book kids are given some ways to deal with the issue, but the bottom line is that it will take adult interventions—teachers, parents, and counselors. Bullies need to know that their behavior will not be tolerated and that there will be consequences. A book like this should be in every school and public library. It can help kids realize that if they are the victims of bullies, there are ways to get help. Reporting a bully is not a sign of weakness because the bully truly needs help. 2006, Tricycle Press, Ages 5 to 10.