Carlo learns what it feels like to be invisible at school.
Discussion questions appear at the end of the story.
The Invisible Boy is the second installment of the Bullying trilogy. Big and Small in the Mirror was the first eBook. Each eBook is also a stand-alone.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Other Books We’ve Reviewed By this Author:
Both Big and Small in the Mirror and The Invisible Boy are parts of a bully-awareness series for elementary children. And with it being Bullying Awareness Month, it’s only suiting that we review the second book during October!
I love Mary’s tact in how she approaches this topic and handles it with such a young audience. In The Invisible Boy, Carlo and Marco return from the first book to learn a new lesson about excluding others. What starts out as a prank from his classmates turns into a new realization for Carlo as he notices how he and his friends have made someone else feel invisible.
This particular book is my favorite of the two. The illustrations are simple but convey the messages very well, the story flows excellently, and I love Carlo and Marco. They have such genuine hearts in helping others and making sure that they are doing their best to include others as well.
The discussion questions at the end make this a perfect book to add to school libraries. They’re easy to understand and encourage thinking and talking amongst the listeners.
I easily give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it especially to teachers!
Not Totally Unrelated…
Because this is a Bullying-Awareness Participation Post, I wanted to include a music video to one of my most favorite songs. This is not only encouraging to those who have been on the receiving side if bullying, but it also serves as an eye-opener for us to notice the people who may feel invisible. I encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone today, put your X-Ray goggles on, and reach out to someone who’s invisible. Because just like Carlo in The Invisible Boy, they probably don’t like being invisible.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.