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Bully

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Roaring Brook Press

Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught:

Chicken! Slow poke! You stink!

Laura Vaccaro Seeger's bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.

A Neal Porter Book

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Praise for Bully

“What’s lovely about ‘Bully’ is that the little bull is a sympathetic character throughout. Having shown us the reason for his anger, Seeger offers children a way to root for him.”--The New York Times

 "For a book containing only 18 words (22 if you count the duplicates), this title packs a punch, or perhaps a pat on the shoulder. Beginning with the stop-sign-red cover sporting an angry brown bull, author-illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger signals her intent to tackle an ugly subject, carefully calibrating it for the very youngest."--The Washington Post

"Intelligently conceived and beautifully executed, this picture book is visually and verbally pared down to essentials, making it accessible to a wide age range. Yet for all its simplicity, this story opens up a number of complex issues for discussion." -- Booklist, starred review

"Seeger’s pages pop with action, and the lesson couldn’t be clearer."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

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‘Bully,’ by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - The Washington Post
This clever picture book illustrates how name-calling starts — and why it should stop.
- The Washington Post

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Laura Vaccaro Seeger

  • Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many distinctive books for children are First the Egg, a Caldecott Honor Book and Geisel Honor Book; One Boy, a Geisel Honor Book; Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Green, recipient of five starred reviews. Laura lives on Long Island with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper.
  • Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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Bully

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young Peopl, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Roaring Brook Press

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