We all remember what it's like to be ignored, don't we? Sometimes it feels worse than being mocked.
What made The Invisible Boy special was that it's our hero, quiet Brian, who solves his own problem. He shows compassion to a new kid, who, instead of being ignored, like Brian is, is ridiculed. A nice addition is a bibliography at the back for adults and kids if they want to read more about "quiet" kids.
by Trudy Ludwig,
Illustrated by Patrice Barton