Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin

March 2, 2012 - 2:27 pm No Comments

I’ve reviewed several books this week that cover the topic of bullying. I would say of all of the books I have reviewed this week, this book covers the topic most seriously. This book addresses students who wear glasses, who have braces on their, who have learning disabilities, who are in wheelchairs, who get chosen last on the playground, even the homeless and how name calling and pointing and staring are hurtful. I love the ending message that we are all the same in God’s eyes and that’s all that matters. This book also comes with a CD of a song that goes along with the book. If you listen to the song, you will cry. I’m just warning you.

I like a review of the book that was from a 5th grade class: “What Don’t Laugh at Me means…Make a friend. Share. Plant a tree. Tell someone in your family that you love them. Play fair. Be a good listener.”

A 1st and 2nd grade class wrote: “We liked your song because it told us to treat others the way we want to be treated.”

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