Trudy Ludwig travels the country speaking on topics such as teasing, bullying, and mutual respect. Her books have been endorsed by such organizations as The Ophelia Project, Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Full Esteem Ahead. Trudy lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.
Read Aloud Tips
- Start by talking with students about how it feels to be invisible, and encourage them to share a personal experience with this feeling.
Talking through thoughts while reading encourages reading comprehension. Try this while reading with students.
Have students think about ways they could make sure others are seen and visible.
Use the back-matter including discussion questions and resources for further reading and discussion.
This is a simple yet heartfelt story about a boy who has been excluded for no apparent reason but finds a way to cope and eventually gains acceptance. – School Library Journal