Goodreads: The Invisible Boy
Author: Mary Feliciani
Published: 13th October 2017
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “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.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I got a free copy from Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: This is a children’s book that focuses on teaching one very important message. It’s done very well and gets the point across very clearly. I liked it. Some children’s books, I find tend to try to teach too much. So it gets a little confusing whats the message, the book is trying to get across. Not in this case.
The main message; don’t treat people as if they are invisible. Can also teach a big range of other things too, and leads to other things. Children who think they are ‘invisible’ can have so many emotional issues. Or can lead to other underlying issues. This is going to get a little dark but ‘If I am invisible, no one will notice if I am gone’. You may not think it a huge issue but in reality its one of the biggest. So the main message taught is so important.
Right moving from that depressing thought. The illustrations are very simple and very well done. They pair well with the story being told. The book is short which can also be viewed as another good point. Some children’s attention span/patience isn’t very long. Hell my attention span is rubbish. So short is good for helping keep the message/story simple.
Would I recommend it? Yes, very much so.
THis kind of message is very very serious and important, I have felt invisible and unimportant for most of my adult life, which can lead to serious disastrous behaviour on a grown up, let alone a child. Wish my son could read in English, would def want him to check this one out.
Exactly and sorry to hear that. Hopefully things have changed for you?
ah yes, now I’m in my forties I have reached a place of at least maturity which makes me handle things in a whole different way, but in my early twenties it was hell.
Sorry to hear that.
It’s always good to come across books that can actually teach children valuable lessons while still being enjoyable to little, wandering minds.