This is a sponsored post on behalf of Jimmy Patterson Books.
Our 11 year old son, Brandon, is a huge Jimmy Patterson fan. So, when we were asked to read the new Pottymouth and Stoopid by Jimmy Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, we jumped at the chance. We also used this opportunity to talk about bullying, and the importance of standing up for yourself. My boy had lots of ideas and opinions, so I decided to let him write this post.
Hi guys! I really liked Pottymouth and Stoopid, so I’m going to tell you a little about the book. David and Michael are the main characters, and they are best friends. When they were little, they got nicknames because of the silly stuff they did. Now they are in 7th grade, and the kids and teachers still call them Pottymouth and Stoopid. They decide to use their names to get famous on TV. I really liked that part!
What I Learned About Bullying
I learned about bullying, too. Bullying is a horrible thing to do, and I don’t understand why people still do it. I used to be bullied in school, but didn’t know it. I had a boy that said he didn’t want to be my friend anymore, and would call me names. It was sad because I thought he was going to be my friend for a long time. Then, my mom and I talked, and she explained that he was being a bully, and a real friend would never do that to you.
When you feel bullied, you should tell a grown-up like I did with my mom. You should also tell a friend. Your friends want to make you feel good about yourself. They will make you feel better.
Why We Have Bullies
Why do they bully people? I think it’s because they used to be bullied, so they do it to other people. Or because they are sad or mad about something. Maybe they don’t have friends, so they bully other kids to make them be friends with them. I’m not sure, but I know that being a bully is not a good thing to be.
Don’t be afraid to stand up to a bully. Sometimes bullies will push you, and other times they might say mean things. Stand up to them. Let them know it’s not OK to be that way with you. I know you will be sad about being bullied, but you have to stand up for yourself.
When you can, have a friend help you stand up to your bully. It’s easier to have a friend help. A friend will be there to protect you, so you should be there to protect them if they are bullied. David and Michael did that for each other, and that’s what made Pottymouth and Stoopid fun to read. If you like books, you should read this one.
To celebrate the release of Pottymouth and Stoopid, we’re giving away a copy of the new book and a $50 gift card for a day of fun with a friend! To enter, comment below with the special person you (or your kiddo) will share the $50 gift card with! Brandon will pick the winner on Friday, July 7th (his birthday!).