Sydney the Monster Stops Bullies

Children - General
36 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2015
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Author Biography

Dr. Tom DePaoli is the Management Program Director at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and the Principal (CEO) of Apollo Solutions ( which does general business consulting in the supply chain, Lean Six Sigma and human resources areas. Recently he retired from the Navy Reserve after over 30 years of service. In other civilian careers, he was a supply chain and human resources executive with corporate purchasing turnaround experience and Lean Six Sigma deployments. He is the author of: Common Sense Purchasing, Common Sense Supply Management, Growing up Italian in the 50s and Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sydney the Monster Stops Bullies by Dr. Tom DePaoli is the story of Sydney the Monster who loved kids and liked to play with them. He always tried to make them comfortable and calm. Sydney chased away the bad monsters or locked them in the closet. While Sydney played fun games with the children, he also taught them more about the monsters and how, like humans, all of them were different from each other. Sydney's spongy skin absorbed water and parents were surprised to see their kids' rooms always clean and neat. The mean monsters, however, made fun of Sydney. This book with its message reaches out to kids, parents and teachers, and speaks about the topic of bullying and the physical and psychological effects it can have on bullied kids.

The story is engaging and it has an excellent message for young readers. The illustrations are bright and cheerful and they get the message across nicely and effectively. Sydney is a lovable character and all kids would definitely love him and his ways. It's a good storybook for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The author handles the topic of bullying very well and conveys a strong and positive message. The book also gives confidence to readers on how to stand up against bullying. It teaches children to become friends instead of bullying each other. This simple story captures the hearts of young readers with its positive message.

Dr Tom DePaoli

This book has many good messages and should be in every classroom!