Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. The usual advice to "ignore it" or, "say something smart", is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside. Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through a mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive techniques to build up children's self-esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings.
Jenny Alexander has written numerous fiction and non fiction books for children and one for adults, including 8 children's self-help books on bullying and related topics and two fiction series, Car-mad Jack and Peony Pinker. She teaches evening courses in Cornwall and one-day and week-end workshops further afield - all the details are on her popular blog, http://writinginthehouseofdreams.com/