The Bully Who Learned To Love

Children - Social Issues
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/17/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Bully Who Learned To Love by Claudia Villarreal is a good book for both adults and children to read as it tackles the relevant topic of bullying. The bully likes to be hurtful and make others cry. He likes to scoff when he sees people and laugh at them but he feels bad when his behavior makes small children cry. He realizes that something needs to be done to change his attitude and decides to join the school. He asks the first teacher he meets there to become his guide. In school, seeing people of various shapes and sizes, the bully again starts making fun of them. The teacher understands what his problem is. She knows what has to be done to change his attitude and behavior towards others. Will the teacher be successful when it comes to helping the bully change?

It’s a beautiful story that will help readers accept the differences in others, respect those differences, and be kind to others. Michael Koch makes the entire concept palpable to young readers with his wonderful illustrations and helps them understand that being mean and rude is not okay and no two people are the same. It is an excellent book for reading aloud sessions in classrooms to help children to accept the differences in others and behave accordingly. The characters of the teacher and the bully are real and relatable and it is encouraging to see the bully changing and embracing the differences of others around him in a good way. This book will teach everyone to celebrate the differences and uniqueness in others in an engaging way without making it sound too forced.