Coming In July 2019
Quote From The Book: “We’d appreciate any help you can give Thomas and us. He’s our world and him hurting causes your brother, and I pain,” Emily said. “Don’t worry, Emily, with the family working together we can solve this situation and help Thomas.”
Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying by Shirley McLain
Book Marketing Global Network 5 Star Review: Shirley McLain’s book Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying hits home the tragic results of bullying.
As a grand-mother myself, I will say this is a book that parents and grand-parents should read first and then share with their children and grand-children from ages 7-13.
Shirley has put a lot of thought into this book with reference material at the end for parents and grand-parents.
It is important that kids learn what bullying is and to speak out early to the grownups around them, when they are being bullied. I always quote an excerpt from each book I review. I quote from “Family Meeting Chapter 9: The evening passed fast for Thomas. Before he knew it, supper was over, and everyone went into the living room. The three adults sat in various chairs around the room. The couch was left vacant, so Thomas could sit there. “Son, your mom told me you needed to have a family meeting tonight, including Mike. Can you tell me why we’re talking?” Thomas felt as if he’d be sick. He looked at Mike who smiled and gave him a thumbs-up and said “You can do it! Just take a deep breath and start.” Thomas took a deep breath but couldn’t lift his head to look at his parents. “Mom, Dad, I didn’t tell you I’ve had problems at school for the past couple of years.” “Problems for two years and you said nothing, and I couldn’t tell anything was wrong?” Emily couldn’t wrap her brain around what she heard. “Son, what problems?” “There is this boy at school who goes by the name Crusher. He’s been bullying a bunch of other kids and me.”
The reference material with website links in the back of the book will help parents, grand-parents, and teachers.
The illustrations are wonderful, so credit goes to Cristina Bello (Firefly Art).
I endorse this book as an educational tool to help children and adults understand what bullying is and the impact it has on our children. You can buy this book on Amazon. Review by Book Marketing Global Network.
About The Author: Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six, currently living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she is enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She has done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.
Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “The Tower”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, “Verses For My King.” She has published her historical fiction, “Dobyns Chronicles.” She completed a young adult fantasy called Princess Adele’s Dragon. Presently she is working on an Educational -fiction book called Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying. It is for ages 10 to Adult to help them deal with bullying in school.
Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.
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