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Don't Laugh at Me

Written by Steve SeskinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steve Seskin and Allen ShamblinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Allen Shamblin
Illustrated by Glin DibleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Glin Dibley

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Do you wear glasses? Ever been picked last for the team? Afraid you’ll be called on in class?

Don’t laugh at me. Don’t call me names.

Have you laughed at someone else for the same reasons? Someone you thought was geeky or slow--someone different from you.

Don’t get your pleasure from my pain.

For anyone who’s ever been bullied--or been a bully themselves--it’s time to change your tune. This is not a book for whiners, but a new language that will give you the words you need to take charge and stop the cycle of teasing.

Filled with inspiration and celebration, Don’t Laugh at Me is the anthem for a new bully-free world. Read it, sing it, and cheer!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Operation Respect “Don’t Laugh at Me” Project.


I’m a little boy with glasses,
the one they call a geek.

A little girl who never smiles
’cause I’ve got braces on my teeth.

And I know how it feels
to cry myself to sleep.

I’m that kid on every playground
who’s always chosen last.

I’m the one who’s slower
than the others in my class.

You don’t have to be my friend,
but is it too much to ask?

Don’t laugh at me.


"Songwriters Seskin and Shamblin audably sound a call for tolerance." —Publishers Weekly"This is the best children's book on bullying I've seen." —Barbara Coloroso, best-selling author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander "Important anti-bullying message . . . engaging in-your-face illustrations that bring to life the 'voices' of the bullied." —Buffalo News "[Driving home its message] with a slam dunk." —School Library Journal "High additional" rating, recommended forlibrary collections. —BayViews Assocation of Children's Librarians   Visit Operation Respect to learn about the organization behind Tricycle's best-selling book, Don't Laugh at Me.

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