Eddie the Bully
Henry Cole, Little Bee Books Hardcover $17.99 (40pp), 978-1-4998-0181-1
In Eddie the Bully, everyone knows that Eddie is mean. The children treat him with fear, and the teachers are frustrated with him. When a new girl joins the class, she unknowingly offers Eddie her friendship. Eddie quickly realizes that being nice feels good. For children ages four to eight, this book demonstrates that bullies are often angry and afraid, and that sometimes an offer of friendship can change behavior. Illustrations of anthropomorphic animals are very well done and show differences among children without judgment.