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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Iwogs Adventures in Bully Blues by Susan Marie Murdoch is a story that speaks about the relevant topic of bullying and makes young readers more aware of the issue. The Iwogs live within the roots of the great cypress tree, deep beneath Sweetwater pond. Corky goes in search of his friends, Jazz, Tripod and Biz. Corky senses that something is just not right with Biz. Corky understands that Biz is scared of Snip and Snap, who are bullies. They decide to do something to resolve the issue and go in search of the other Iwogs to discuss the problem of bullying by the turtle brothers. Will they be able to find a solution to the problem, and will they be able to stop Snip and Snap from bullying them?
The story, apart from speaking about bullying, also teaches readers the values of kindness, patience, and forgiveness. Readers are inspired to learn from the behavior of the Iwogs. The illustrations complement the story and breathe life into the characters and the scenes, giving the book a good pace. The story is excellent material for bedtime storytelling, and it is also suitable for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.
The concept and the message in the story are beneficial for young readers. Books that convey a concept, moral or a good message are perfect to introduce to kids when they start reading as it helps them understand things in a better way. The author's views are insightful and the book is a must-read for all kids.