Little Chick Gets Bullied

Children - Educational
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/07/2021
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Author Biography

A retired teacher with over 30 years of experience. Nat was bullied when he was young, and has experienced his elementary students also being bullied. Nat states"Most children are too embarrassed to let ANYONE know that they are being bullied!". He wrote this book to give parents and children advice on how to deal with bullying. These solutions are what he used in dealing with his student's bullying problem.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

“Wow! What a great idea!” was my first reaction after reading Owl’s suggestions to stop a bully—but H.I.T. doesn’t mean to swing at him. Little Chick Gets Bullied is a wonderful book offering sound advice on how to deal with a bully. Written by teacher-turned-author Nat Williams, this children’s picture book contains enjoyable illustrations and several examples of how a bully can interrupt and even destroy your fun activities. First, children need to know what bullying is, and second, how to deal with it. Who better to offer advice but a teacher and former camp leader? But, it’s written as an interesting tale rather than as non-fiction. The practical advice is offered in a subtle, but amusing way that children will enjoy. School and public libraries will benefit from the humorous—but serious—story of dealing with bullies.

When Little Chick is bullied several times, he asks others how to deal with a bully that’s ruining his fun. Kangaroo offers to teach him how to box, but Owl offers an acronym: H.I.T. so Little Chick can H.I.T. the bully. Children, parents, and teachers will like what H.I.T. stands for. I highly recommend Little Chick Gets Bullied because of its humorous, full-page artwork, an interesting story showing examples of bullying, and offering several solutions to school children. Author/teacher Nat Williams provides constructive lessons on how to deal with bullying in an easy-to-read story. And if H.I.T. doesn’t work, tell someone who can help. Little Chick Gets Bullied should be read to every child.

Jon Michael Miller

Little Chick Gets Bullied by Nat Williams is a book for young children about the important issue of bullying. Little Chick cannot get rid of this nasty, bullying bull who snorts and uses his threatening horns to harass this adorable tiny helpless chick. Whether Little Chick is building a sandcastle, relaxing in a kiddie pool, or having a picnic, the bull shows up to ruin the fun. Finally, a kangaroo who tries (and fails) to teach Little Chick how to fight suggests a visit to the Wise Old Owl to get some help. And the Wise Old Owl is wise indeed as he instructs Little Chick in the H.I.T. method. For kids beginning school, learning how to deal with bullying is essential, and Nat Williams’ little book can be an enjoyable way to begin the lesson.

The illustrations are terrific. Little Chick is so yellow, small, and cute. He (or she) even gets stuck in the kangaroo’s boxing glove. There is also an ostrich, a beaver, an elephant, and a lion, providing further teaching material about nature. The colors are bright and vivid, yellows, browns, and greens, with action to catch the eye as the bull wreaks havoc upon the peaceful settings. And there are good vocabulary words too—castle, approached, smashed, relaxing, peaceful, power, attention, acronym(!), humor, ignore—to name a few. Children need to be instructed in how to deal with bullying, and Little Chick Gets Bullied by Nat Williams is an excellent device to introduce the topic.

Daniel D Staats

What’s Little Chick to do? He is getting bullied by the big bull, Bully. No matter what Little Chick is doing, Bully shows up and causes havoc. Unfortunately, bullying is a major problem in schools and in the average child’s life. Nat Williams draws on his over thirty years of experience as an elementary school teacher, as he gives a solution to being bullied. In Little Chick Gets Bullied, Nat shares the H.I.T. method of dealing with bullies. After explaining that fighting is never the answer, Wise Old Owl explains to Little Chick what the H.I.T. method is and how it is non-violent. H.I.T. stands for Humor—Ignore—Tell. Little Chick tries out this method and it works. The animals find out that Bully was having problems at home.

Has your child ever been bullied? Little Chick knows how your child feels and shares the secret method of how to deal with a bully. Bully the bull bothers Little Chick, no matter what he is doing. Little Chick and his friends become tired of being bullied. They go to Kangaroo and find the best choice is to talk with Wise Old Owl. Nat Williams leads children to handle bullying properly in his book Little Chick Gets Bullied. Nat Williams's narrative teaches kids how to use the H.I.T. method. Use this book as a jumping-off point to discuss bullying and how to handle a situation if they ever experience a bully. Nat also takes the opportunity to explain that often a bully is experiencing trouble at home or in some area of their life. This is a must-read book in today’s society.