What are teachers, moms, mental health professionals, and anti-bullying experts saying about This is A. Blob, by L.A. Kefalos?
Review by Lisa Pescara Kovach, Ph. D
This is A. Blob, by L.A. Kefalos is a great resource for teachers, parents, school counselors or anyone who wishes to begin a conversation with young children about bullying behaviors. It is rare to find a bullying prevention and intervention book that features a character like A. Blob...
Review by licensed mental health counselor and mom blogger Janine of the blog Encourage Play
BULLYING - What feelings do you have when you think of that word? Sadness? Helplessness? Anger? Frustration?Perhaps you have a sudden memory of your child coming home and talking about that kid on the bus again?Maybe you even flash back to your own childhood?
Bullying is an important topic for families to talk about, but it can be hard to approach the topic. How do you start to talk about such a big emotional topic with your children?...
Review by No Such Thing As A Bully, a premier anti-bullying program that wants to change the way we view bullying though unique tools and resources that help shred the labels of "bully" and "victim" and start from a place of love and kindness.
I get to review children’s and young adult books from time to time, in the hopes of finding works that are a good match to the mission of No Such Thing as a Bully.
This is a bit different of a children’s book from the kind I’ve been used to:
Central to No Such Thing as a Bully is that we dismiss the concept of labeling others, especially children, as “bully” or “victim.” We all have it in ourselves to behave as a bully or a victim at any time, depending on what’s going on and how we respond to it.
But central to “This is A. Blob” is that the main character has labeled himself. “A lonely purple gob.”...