While nobody can ignore the children who are loud, entertaining, bold and outlandish, there are always the kids who are so quiet that sometimes they can be forgotten or altogether disappear.
This story is about Brian, a boy who is often left out and forgotten. While the story begins with him being a bit of an outcast, as it turns out, because of his experience, he has empathy for the new kid when the new kid gets bullied.
Sometimes the hero of a story is not the one who flies into the picture with all the fanfare, but the quiet, thoughtful one who has been watching and listening, and can remind us that we’re not alone.
Review by Jeneka Ossa
Description from Amazon:
A gentle story that teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish, from esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton.
A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...
Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody in class ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.
When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.
Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource. Includes a discussion guide and resources for further reading.