Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends by Jenny Alexander


Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends by Jenny Alexander

Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside. Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings. This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.


At last, a book that really helps you deal with the people in your life who are making you miserable. This book gives sensible, practical advice. The Bookseller Pleasingly accessible...immensely practical. Helpful for any child who finds the playground a bit of a jungle, which, let's face it, is just about all of them. The Independent This is the ideal book for teachers or counsellors working with children as well as children themselves. Education Today Unique in teaching children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives. Independent This is an important book for youngsters who want to become bully-proof. The Funday Times This brill book is full of tips on how to build up your confidence and look after yourself. We like! Bubble At last, a book that really helps you to deal with the people in your life who are making you miserable. Bookseller An ideal book to be used in schools. ChildLine in Schools The ideal book for teachers or counsellors... as well as children themselves. Education Today Offers simple strategies for building up confidence so that taunts and teasing have fewer insecurities to feed on. Sainsbury's Magazine There is much in this book that children might find of real help. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Jenny Alexander

Jenny Alexander is a well-established author of over 100 fiction and non fiction children's titles. Jenny has written prolifically on the theme of bullying and has previously published non-fiction titles with A&C Black such as Going up! The No-Worries Guide to Secondary School and How 2 B Happy, a self-help book for children suffering from anxiety. The Peony Pinker titles are her first fiction titles for A&C Black.

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128 pages
Interest Age: 9-12


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Publication date

2nd February 2006



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