PRLog - Sep. 24, 2008 - SANTA CLAUS, Ind. -- How do you get kids to love reading? How do you get them to take responsibility for bullying in their school and life? Don't Feed the Bully and author/comedian Brad Tassell answer both in the best possible way.
Don't Feed the Bully is a fictional detective story aimed at boys 10-14, although, anyone who can read will love this funny and meaningful story. Hannibal Greatneck III, detective, sixth grade student, or Handy to his friends, walks into William B. Travis elementary and finds a cage in the middle of the classroom. The school has dealt with its bully problem by handing over all the power to another bully. Handy must find the clues, outwit the villains, and return control of William B. Travis back to the students and faculty. The story is a funny one with hilarious and serious undertones, but with great purpose:
1. To get boys 10-14 to love reading by putting a book into their hands that is funny for them, plus has great lessons that they can easily understand and apply.
2. A comforting ally in their own struggle with bullying. They can see others have dealt with the problems and realities they are dealing with everyday from their fear of confrontation to the ignorance and apathy of most teachers and staff.
3. To give them a few steps to master that will help quell the bully tide. Plus, more in-depth help if they and their school system wants to truly help the cause of bullying.
Many schools, especially 5-7 (NOW 4 too!) grade classrooms are adding Don't Feed the Bully to their classroom reading. Because as one teacher recently put it, "It's almost impossible to find a book the boys will read, and most of them finished Don't Feed the Bully." Many of these schools are making Don't Feed the Bully their first book of the year that the class reads together because it has the best chance of grabbing the interest and imagination of boys in the middle and upper elementary grades.
Plus, Brad Tassell is a 20 year veteren of the comedy stage, and his presentations to schools, faculty, and in conferences are second to none.
"What amazed me was the participation that you were able to draw from even our most secluded personalities. Way to go! ...you have impressed the socks off of many area agencies that were in attendance (some by word of mouth) and they plan on incorporating your book in their libraries and in care packages for their younger clients.
On a personal note, I wanted to thank you for writing such a great book and being such a great role model. My son is not the most eager reader but after listening to your examples, such as the airport incident, he felt that he had some confirmation on his own non-violent beliefs. He has even read your book twice (that's a first) in preparation for his entrance into high school." Danette Romines Director Goowill Home of Evansville.
"Brad presents a story filled with humor and compassion to help lay out an approach to bullying that goes beyond "just let them work it out together," as is often proposed. In the Appendix, he also offers a practical step-by-step plan to help students use their intelligence to deal with bullies, similar to the way the book's main character dealt with his tormentors."
Brad Tassell comes into a room like a whirlwind and grabs the attention of every audience member. He gets them laughing, he gets them thinking, and then he gets them caring. With magic, songs, stories, and information. Brad leaves hearts and minds stronger, energized, and exhausted from laughing.
Brad has interviewed on hundreds of radio stations as the go to guy. A man that not only make them laugh but speak coherently and intelligently on any subject.
email Brad at: email@example.com for media/newspaper.
Presentation information contact Pat Brunner 317-475-1900
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Don't Feed the Bully is an important self-help book for pre-teens that is cleverly disguised as a hilarious, fictional novel. Practical advice on bullying delivered in a humorous, captivating plot that makes putting the book down nearly impossible.