Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions. She has received rave reviews nationwide from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for her passion and compassion in addressing relational aggression--the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others. Trudy wrote her first book, My Secret Bully, after her own daughter was bullied by some friends. Since then, she has become a sought-after speaker, presenting at schools and conferences around the country and educating students, parents, and teachers on the topic. Trudy has been profiled on national and regional television, radio, and newsprint. Children's books have always been Trudy's great passion. It was her daughter's experience which inspired Trudy to quit her freelance writing career to focus on making a difference in kids' lives, one book at a time. Trudy lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and their loyal hound dog, Hannah. She is a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association and collaborates with leading experts and organizations including The Ophelia Project, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Putting Family First.
A lovely lesson in the simple acts of friendship, especially recommended for the most popular kids in class. --USA Today
This is a simple yet heartfelt story." --School
Library Journal, starred review Tender illustrations rendered
in glowing hues capture Brian's isolation deftly...Accessible,
reassuring and hopeful. --Kirkus Reviews Ludwig and
Barton understand classroom dynamics...They portray Brian's
situation as a matter of groupthink that can be rebooted through
small steps. It's a smart strategy, one that can be leveraged
through the book's excellent discussion guide.
--Publishers Weekly Trudy Ludwig has given us the gift of another empathic, poignant book for children that addresses the complex topic of peer relationships...A must-read.
--Carrie Goldman, award-winning author of BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear