What do you do when a friendship sours and the person you thought was a friend is acting more like a frenemy? That’s the dilemma for young Maddie as she navigates her fickle friendship with Jane in the book, “Frenemy Jane: The Sometimes Friend.”
“Frenemy Jane: The Sometimes Friend” tackles the complex problem of a child being bullied by someone that they once considered to be a friend. Jane doesn’t come in the typical bully package. She is not bigger, stronger or using physical force. Instead, she is using her words to cause harm, which as many of us know, can often hurt even more.
It’s difficult for young children to understand why someone would pretend to be your friend and then act mean towards you the very next day. In the story, we see Maddie turn to her mom for advice.
After writing a list of pros and cons, Maddie realizes that this is not the type of “friendship” that she wants in her life and summons the courage to stand up for herself.
I wanted to highlight this book because October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s during this month that schools and communities work together to spread the powerful message to stop bullying and cyberbullying. I realize that schools across the country are operating a little different this year, but the message is clear – bullying should never be a part of childhood.
“Frenemy Jane: The Sometimes Friend” is available now wherever books are sold. Written by Stephanie Sorkin and illustrated by Susan Robinson, the book has a powerful message for children and teaches a very important life lesson. Also, a portion of the book proceeds will be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. That’s a win-win! If you’d like more information about the book, check out the author’s website here.
In observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, I am hosting a book giveaway for a signed copy of this book.
One Real Mom of SFV reader will win “Frenemy Jane: The Sometimes Friend.” Please enter below for a chance to win.
**Winner will be chosen on October 20, 2020.**
Rules: United States Residents ONLY. One prize per household. One winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter. The prize will be fulfilled directly by the sponsor. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So tell me, if you win this book, who will you give it to?
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog post is for informational purposes. Images shown in this post are used with permission. Thanks to Stephanie Sorkin and Mascot Books for partnering with Real Mom of SFV on this contest. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.