Leave Me Alone A Tale of What Happens When You Face Up to a Bully by Kes Gray


Leave Me Alone A Tale of What Happens When You Face Up to a Bully by Kes Gray

From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at school about stopping bullying. A little boy is feeling sad because every day he has to face a bully. But this story's little boy also has friends. A frog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, and other animal friends insist on helping him, even after he tells them: There's nothing you can do for me/ There's nothing you can say. Fortunately, he is mistaken, because the next time the bully approaches, they all join with him and shout, LEAVE HIM ALONE! And it works! The bully turns around and goes away. The gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child who has to deal with bullies. 'An empowering story.' - Books for Keeps


Speaks loudly to the reader ... Lee Wildish's expressive illustrations and clever use of shading reinforces Kes Gray's ... emotionally engaging text ... a valuable story for creating the space with children to talk about what, if anything, is troubling them Carousel Strikingly original pictures which convey ... feelings and invite interpretive chat, a very useful and terrific book School Librarian A difficult subject told with a gentle touch School Librarian The message is given with such a humorous lightness of touch that it comes over as an engaging story. The illustrations ... are a super match for the text Books For Keeps An empowering story Books for Keeps Emotionally charged illustrations match a text that conveys a serious message with humour and sensitivity. The Bookseller A powerful and comforting book Junior Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents

. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat. Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. Bookbag A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. Junior A powerful and comforting book about caring for your friends and not tolerating bullying. Junior An empowering story. Books For Keeps The message is given with such a humorous lightness of touch that it comes over as an engaging story. The illustrations, full of funny but sensitive and understanding animals, are a super match for the text. Books For Keeps Speaks loudly to readers about the need to share big problems to help overcome them. Expressive illustrations and clever use of shading help reinforce Kes Gray's simple, but emotionally engaging text. A valuable story. Carousel The simple words are accompanied by strikingly original pictures which convey images of feelings and invite interpretative chat, a very useful and terrific book. School Librarian A powerful little book with a super strong positive message! Handles overcoming a bully wonderfully. Fiction Fascination

About the Author

Kes Gray

In a career spanning twenty years he has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. KES GRAY was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. BILLY BUCKET was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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Publication date

7th June 2012



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