by Janice Levy
Category: Fiction / Self-help
32 pages; ISBN: 0972922547
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Playground bullies and aggressive behavior are frequently addressed in today's parenting magazines. Author Janice Levy offers a completely new take on the subject with her latest book, "Alley Oops", which is told from the bully's perspective. The book tells the story of a bully named J.J. and how he manages to change his negative behavior to accept the person he once ridiculed.
The storyline is easy to follow for any child age 5 and above.
J.J.'s personal journey from name-calling snit to an embracing friend of the overweight kid in school helps readers understand how unique we all are without sugar-coating the topic of bullying. Levy presents the topic in comprehensible language with a gratifying, realistic solution. I highly recommend her book, "Alley Oops", for its insight, educational value, and straightforward treatment of an age-old problem.
Christine Louise Hohlbaum, American expat author of Diary of a Mother (2003) and SAHM I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom (forthcoming), resides with her family near Munich, Germany. http://www.diaryofamother.com
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