Gracie's Guide

How to Deal with Bullying

Children - Social Issues
32 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2017
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Author Biography

Angie is a children's book author and a veteran teacher. She has received two Silver Mom's Choice Awards, a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, two Readers' Choice Award, and a London Book Festival award.

She received the 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award at the WV SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for her new series, Gracie's Guides. There are five books in this set that cover the following topics: bullying, bike safety, staying positive, saying no to tobacco, and prescription drug safety.

Angie has two different children's book series. Her first book, Dori's Gift, is a part of her "Appalachian Heritage" series which is a collection of stories that bring the region to life as the reader travels back in time to a different era.

The second series is "Gracie's Mysteries, Super Spy Series". Gracie is a curious ten year old that loves nothing more than investigating around her neighborhood. The Mystery at Darcy's Discount Store tells of her first adventure where her inquisitive mind helps her solve a mystery at Darcy's store.

Although Angie stays busy writing and teaching, she can often be found traveling with her husband, Derek, a church consultant and minister. They enjoy visiting churches and meeting new people as they work together. Her greatest desire is to allow God to use her in every aspect of her life.

This book was written to help children when they are bullied or know someone who is bullied. It also has tips to help children who are the bully.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite

Gracie's Guide: How to Deal with Bullying by Angie Wilson is an educational children's book. It follows a young sleuth named Gracie. A boy named Cooper is bullying her by calling her ugly. Gracie doesn't know how to respond. The bullying gets so bad that she doesn't want to go to school. She makes up excuses to stay home to avoid Cooper. She doesn't tell anyone, until one day she accidentally lets it slip to her babysitter. What will the babysitter advise her to do?

I really enjoyed Gracie's Guide: How to Deal with Bullying by Angie Wilson. The book teaches young readers that if you are being bullied, you should always tell an adult so they can help deal with the situation. The book will help many people deal with bullies. The book has many funny parts and also contains many inspirational quotes by famous people. Children will enjoy doing the activities in this book, like the crossword puzzle and the maze. The activities cause children to think about what they are reading. The illustrations, drawn by Ashley Teets, are very well done and depict the scenes very well. I liked the way the teacher taught Cooper how words leave scars, how she told him to crumple a piece of paper, and then uncrumple it, teaching that, once they're there, it's hard to take words (and crumples) back. The book is relatable, because many people have been bullied. I would recommend Gracie's Guide: How to Deal with Bullying by Angie Wilson to all young readers.