"As a licensed educator and international speaker on the topic of abuse, I was very impressed with Mark Leonard Robinson's Classroom Bullies book. Bullying is an issue that is prevalent in every corner of the world, as Mark explains from his own experiences, and therefore is an issue that applies to all of us.
Mark does an amazing job of creating a story that anyone can relate to with the use of poetry and animated characters. On the surface, the anti-bullying message is strong, comprehensible and would be easily understood by children. There is a deeper meaning behind the words, which makes this work of art interesting to a mature audience. Classroom Bullies is a fresh approach to address bullying which encourages readers to embrace their differences. I look forward to seeing this story being used in classrooms as a means to inspire our younger generations to think twice before bullying."
"Classroom Bullies is a wonderful story that enlightens readers to believe that everyone has a purpose and when everyone is kind to one another the worlds becomes a better place.
The message in Classroom Bullies is simple but greatly meaningful. Not only in the classroom but in daily life. A great book for teachers to add to their class read aloud library.
"A well-crafted book for children, "Classroom Bullies", is sure to catch the attention of anyone that reads it. Mark's depiction of everyday items as main characters gives readers a new twist on the anti-bullying storyline. Students are sure to pick up on this theme and will undoubtedly feel for the Bin; thus providing teachers (and caregivers) the opportunity to discuss empathy and kindness. A win-win for all!"
"I really enjoyed this book. The pictures were kid friendly. The meaning of this book shows you what you can do if you encounter a bully. If you are or have been bullied, you should definitely purchase this book. As a mom and grandma, I wish I had this book for my older children. I want my grandson to have this book. He is 5 years old and it's never too early to show them that it is not right to bully others. A MUST READ!"
"Classroom Bullies is a great addition to any elementary school classroom. I really liked the larger print and colourful illustrations. It was very creative using the classroom items as the characters in the story. Students can easily make connections and understand that even though someone is different they should not be treated unkindly. Instead, their strengths should be celebrated. I also liked how the author added his own experiences about being bullied as a child. Looking forward to purchasing this book for my classroom."
"I really enjoyed reading Classroom Bullies. The bright colourful pictures are great, the story is entertaining but also educational. Classroom Bullies covers all aspects of bullying in a kid friendly way. It teaches compassion and empathy and reminds children that everyone has value. It is a fun way of addressing a very serious topic , bullying . There are guides for the reader to facilitate healthy conversations with children and resources for all. Classroom Bullies would be an asset to any classroom, a great book for parent to have in the home and a teaching tool for kids to be able to identify bullying behaviour, better understand the effects of bullying and be a friend to those who need one.