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Review of <em>Mud Boy: A Story about Bullying</em> by Sarah Siggs

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

City

London

Date of Publication

2019

ISBN

9781785928703

Date of Review

2020

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews, bullying, friendship

Review

This book tells the story of Sam, a happy boy with a happy life that is slowly ruined by the hurtful mud words that other kids throw at him. All of the mud words prevent Sam from hearing good things, and they weigh him down and make him feel like he can’t breathe. Sam’s stomach hurts at the thought of returning to school, but talking through the issue with his family and his teacher reminds Sam of the happy parts of life. He can now see that other kids are being bullied. Sam now has the courage to step in and stop others from being hurt like him. This book provides an excellent depiction of bullying in a way that children will be able to understand. Children should be able to identify their own similar feelings of sadness and isolation through this book. The book also includes a guide for adults, detailing example follow-up questions and specific themes from the book to reiterate with kids. Highly recommended, Anna Jennings, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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