What Happens NextBook - 2018
The narrator takes these hurt feelings home, where Mom listens and offers some ideas. At school the next day, the child confronts the bully by turning a "weirdo" fascination with science into an opportunity to find common ground, and maybe help the bully see the world in a new way.
Spare illustrations in a limited palette of blues and greens convey feeling alone even in the hustle and bustle of a crowded schoolyard. Graphic novel-style panels set a steady pace for the emotional impact of this important story that doesn't simplify the realities of feeling like an outsider. It's a powerful starting point for discussions of emotions, empathy, and how we relate to others.
From Library Staff
LPL_LindaC Nov 14, 2018
Most of us have experienced bullying, in some form, in our lives. Not fun, right?! In the new picture book, "What Happens Next" by Susan Hughes, we enter the world of a young student being bullied by another classmate. When mom asks how his day at school is, he always replies "... Read More »