Oops Was Bullied? Hey, why did you hurt me that way?

Oops Was Bullied? Hey, why did you hurt me that way?

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Allie screamed, "You're a real Alien!"

Bullying is one of the biggest issues affecting our children today. This problem is not just a social issue: it directly affects the victim on all levels, including grades, family and mental health. The statistics on bullying are shocking. One out of five children admit to having been bullied and every seven seconds a child is bullied. This problem is fast becoming an epidemic. As an early childhood educator and caregiver, I am dedicated to help in the fight against this alarmingly growing problem. The first step to overcome bullying is to educate ourselves and our children. Literature is one of the greatest resources parents and teachers have to enlighten and educate children. Working closely with parents, educators, after-school programs administrators, and church ministries, we can use literature as a tool to teach children to identify and report any bullying. Many children and young people are often intimidated or feel isolated and therefore, do not report bullying, whether they are the victim or not. It is crucial to shed light on bullying to isolate and correct this devastating problem. After reading this book, which is targeted for young children, I believe it can be used in conjunction with other educational tools, such as role playing, to promote open discussions among children. There are many components of bullying including reporting bullying and its far reaching effects. This book focuses on all of these issues. It is my hope that you have as much fun reading this book, as I did in writing it. Thank You, Sharon King.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016322780
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 29
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Sharon has worked as an early childhood educator and administrator in child care centers and in church ministries, and is the author of Junior Alien Zone. She lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband, Charles, of 43 years. They have three adult children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two dogs.

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Oops Was Bullied? Hey, why did you hurt me that way? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the illustrations and the neutrality of the characters, and yet the point is well made. We need more support for those bullied in our world, especially when it can be done so children believe they are still worthy to have friends who love them and who will help them stand tall.
MJ- More than 1 year ago
Mrs. King's well-crafted "Oops Was Bullied? Hey, why did you hurt me that way?" was very cute and unique. Because it addresses bullying from a fresh perspective, I think it's a story that kids of all ages-and adults too!-would benefit from and enjoy.   Reading about Oops encouraged me not  to judge people because they're different but to remember to show love to everybody. I look forward to hearing from Oops and his new friend Allie in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute book, and the fact that it focuses on bullying is so relevant especially in our schools today. I wish this book could be part of whatever curriculum is used in schools relating to bullying. I believe it would be so helpful. Sharon you did a good job.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite “Oops Was Bullied?: Hey, Why did you Hurt me That Way?”, written by Sharon King and illustrated by Misty Bailey LaRoe, is a cute story that discusses the ever-growing social issue of bullying. Oops is a green alien who accidentally arrived on Earth. Allie hears some noises behind a tree when she is at the park and discovers Oops sitting there, who is very upset as three children treated him unkindly. Allie explained that these three children were being bullies and explained what bullying is. Allie became a friend of Oops and Oops was glad to have met her. This story is a good way to introduce the concept of bullying and to explain what bullying is and how it can hurt others. While this is a cute story that will hold a child’s attention, the story did not really address how to handle bullies. Allie stated that she wished she had seen the bullies as she would have told them not to treat Oops like that; however, the bullies were not confronted as to their behavior. Oops returned to his planet thankful for making a friend, which is great because Allie did not bully Oops and was his friend even though he was different. However, he did not have a chance to stand up to the bullies. In real life children are not going to be able to escape their bullies and go to a different planet. Therefore, it would have been nice for the story to go a little further and address the issue of bullying in more details. This being said, the book can be a great discussion starter and also help children to work through various scenarios of what could have happened if Oops was not able to return to his own planet right away and how he would have worked through the situations.