Bullying, self-respect and pride

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Oliver Button is a Sissy
By Tomie de Paola
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Copyright 1979
ISBN 0-15-668140-4
Available at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstores, or
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This is a classic picture book that introduces children to many important themes-bullying, determination, being a good loser, and self respect.

Oliver is a boy who doesn’t care for “typical” boy things like football. He likes dancing, drama, and art. Even though he gets teased, Oliver continues to do what he enjoys. He even performs at the school talent show. Although he doesn’t win, he brings away from the show something much more valuable -- respect and pride!