Olivia The Bully tells the story of Olivia the Rabbit, a third grader who has never had a true friend before and takes her anger and frustration out on her classmates and teachers at school by being the class bully. After being caught stealing and being suspended from school for a week, Olivia encounters Oreo the Panda who is new to the neighborhood. Over the course of her punishment, she gets to know and befriends Oreo, learning valuable lessons about friendship and her past behavior. Olivia stands up for her new friend, makes amends for her past behavior and not only learns, but goes on to teach the value of friendship.
“Olivia the Bully addresses issues of bullying, empathy, and friendship in an engaging way for children. I highly recommend!”-Amanda Nickerson, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, University at Buffalo