Have you ever been bullied? I was bullied some here and there when I was younger about how skinny I was. It wasn’t anything too drastic, but it definitely made me feel some type of way about myself and hurt my feelings. “Girl, do you ever eat?”, “Are you anorexic?”, and “Dang you skinny! You need to put some meat on your bones!” are just a few of the things that I remember hearing constantly when I was younger.
Just rude. My tactic was to laugh along with the people who bullied me or even agree with them. I found that in doing that…it wasn’t funny or fun anymore to them so they would stop. Most kids don’t think before they speak and don’t care who feelings they hurt. Kids have to be taught not to be bullies and someone needs to stand up for the bullied if they are too scared to do so themselves.
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About Bright and the Bully by T.W. Bright
Age Range: Possibly 5 and up
Bright and the Bully is a unique children’s book that shows bullying in a different view. This is a Christian based children’s book that doesn’t just focus on the bully and the victim, but also the bystanders. The book’s main focus is to teach children that you don’t have to wear a cape to be a hero. We must all do our part when it comes to bullying. Children can make a positive impact on their community too!
Our Thoughts on Bright and the Bully
Bullying has become more and more common these days and not just at school. Kids get bullied online as well and it’s getting pretty crazy. I’ve read some pretty sad stories about kids being bullied and it makes me hold my children just that much tighter. We can’t always be there for them and that hurts my heart. We always try to make sure our children aren’t getting bullied and that they aren’t bullying anyone else. Questions are asked daily and we talk to teachers frequently. We definitely want to be in the know before it’s too late. It’s easy to talk about bullying with a child with this book.
Our 7-year-old was able to read this book pretty well by herself. Jordyn really enjoyed reading the book and understood it with ease. She was so happy that steps were given about how to deal with a bully. It was cool to her that the main character Bright was looked at as a superhero by his peers for doing what was right. While this is a children’s book, there are some great words in this book that even adults should listen to. Hopefully, this book comes to her mind when she sees someone getting bullied or if someone tries to bully her.Never repay evil for evil. Be the light of the world. #brightandthebully #twbright Click To Tweet
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In addition to the words being easy to read and understand, the illustrations by Mbekurius really helped to tell the story as well. I love how there were all different kinds of characters displayed in the illustrations. The illustrations are big and bright. Both of my girls loved looking at them. It’s also a good book to read out loud if your child can’t read just yet. It’s perfect for school-aged children that interact with a lot of kids or even children that aren’t quite school age but are around kids as well.
How to Deal with a Bully
I love that this children’s book about bullying gives kids 5 steps on how to deal with a bully. Read the short version below! Grab the book for the full steps and beautiful words and illustrations on how to deal with bullies.
- Never join in. It’s not cool to laugh and only makes matters worse.
- Never deal with a bully alone. Tell someone you trust.
- Always stand together. Just because you’re not being bullied does not mean to stay quiet.
- Always listen to the voice inside you.
- Always remember to pray. You can go to God with anything, anytime.
Where Can I Buy Bright and the Bully?
So you love our review of this book and want to read it for yourself? Purchase Bright and the Bully on Amazon below. We definitely recommend this book with all of the bullying going on with children these days. Please talk to your child about bullying! Let’s make a difference and help our kids to do so as well. Take a stand against bullying!