Pottymouth and Stoopid – Talks about Bullying

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Pottymouth and Stoopid - Talks about Bullying

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.

Pottymouth and Stoopid - Talks about Bullying


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.

Pottymouth and Stoopid - Talks about Bullying copy

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.


Pottymouth and Stoopid - Talks about BullyingDidn’t he do such a good job talking about bullying? I’m so proud of him!

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!).

Good luck!

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  1. 7.3.17
    mami2jcn said:

    Happy Birthday, Brandon! I have a 12 year old son and it’s so sad how kids can be mean to him. I would share the gift card with him, to treat him to a special day out.

  2. 7.4.17
    Katy said:

    Awesome job Brandon, and Happy Birthday!

    I would share with my two boys, Jonah and Matthew. They would both enjoy reading the book and we could have a fun day together.

  3. 7.5.17
    Sadie B. said:

    I will share with my daughter, who is entering middle school this year.

  4. 7.5.17
    TY said:

    Happy Birthday Brandon!

    I would give the giftcard to my son, Ethan. He loves James Patterson and he has been waiting to get this book.

  5. 7.6.17
    Jackie said:

    Addie is a very sweet kind hearted person and this also leads to her being pushed around a lot. Our family and yours truly do have so much in common. Addie and I haven’t read the book, can’t wait to check it out! I’d love to use the gift card to spoil her a bit 🙂

  6. 7.6.17
    Raina said:

    Happy birthday! This is a great reflection- thank you Brandon! My son Elijah has a gentle spirit like you.

  7. 7.6.17
    Libby said:

    Happy Birthday Brandon! I would give the card to my 17 year old son so he could go get a nice shave and a haircut at the old school barbershop down the street from our house before he starts school <3

  8. 7.6.17
    Brandi said:

    Happy birthday Brandon, and good job on the post!! I would take my husband for a much needed pedicure and donate the book to my school library!

  9. 7.6.17
    Bonnie Santaguida said:

    What a great post and an important message. Thank you Brandon! I would share with my ten year old son.

  10. 7.6.17

    Happy Birthday! Loved his article! My daughter would share with her best friend. They are going to the 1st grade together.

  11. 7.6.17

    My daughter would share it with her new cousin (my brother just got married over the weekend). A fun girl’s day, for sure. Thank you!

  12. 7.6.17
    Laura Kline said:

    Happy Birthday Brandon! I would share this book and gift card with my grandson who dealt with bullying in Kindergarden the past school year. It was a struggle getting him to go to school because of it.

    • 7.12.17
      Amiyrah said:

      Laura! You are our winner! Please send your mailing information to 4hatsandfrugal@gmail.com with the subject BOOK WINNER, and we’ll get your prize to you. Congratulations!

      • 7.12.17
        Laura Kline said:

        Yay! I will get the info to you. Thank you so much!

  13. 7.6.17

    Happy Birthday Brandon! Great job! (Watch out Mom … LOL) This looks like a great read for my 9 year old – I’d share the gift card with him because (shhh….don’t tell anyone) he’s my favorite this week 🙂

  14. 7.6.17
    Birdie Skolfield said:

    I will share the GC with my grandson who turns 8 YEARS OLD 7/24/17 he’s love to go to Toys R us and use that card & he will share the book with his best friend Matthew

  15. 7.6.17
    Amanda said:

    Great job, Brandon! Your description of the book was very interesting. I particularly enjoyed your three best steps for dealing with a bully: tell a grown-up, stand up for yourself and lean on a friend for support. This is going to be a wonderful book to read with my daughter, Elise. She is going into second grade and we’ve been talking about why people bully and how to stand up for ourselves and for others when we see a bully in action.

  16. 7.6.17

    I’ll share with both of my kids…because how could I choose one and not the other!

  17. 7.6.17
    Nona C said:

    I would love to share with my oldest daughter. After dealing with bullying this school year. I would love to treat her with this book and giftcard.

  18. 7.6.17
    Lisa Austin said:

    Great job on the review, Brandon, & Happy birthday to you!!
    I would give the gift card to my son, Connor…. I think he will probably share it with his friend, Ethan. Ethan & Connor are both starting the 9th grade in August at new schools. I think this book will help Connor recognize bullying if he sees it at his new school…. then maybe he’ll know how to properly react to the bully and who he can talk to about it.
    Thanks again for the review! I always love hearing about new books for my boys! 🙂

  19. 7.7.17
    Whitney said:

    Happy Birthday, Brandon!
    While helping me cook dinner Thursday night, my three year old asked if we could invite all of our neighbors over for dinner. She meant for that meal, but it gave us an idea to make a plan and invite our neighbors over for dinner one night. Not ALL of our neighbors, we live in an apartment, but at least the ones closest to us. We’d use the gift card to have fun and food with our neighbors.

  20. 7.7.17
    Tomika B said:

    He did an excellent job! It’s great to hear children talk about the affects of bullying and how to address it. My daughter would use the gift card to buy a book for a friend

  21. 7.7.17
    Susan said:

    Great job Brandon and Happy Birthday! I would share this book with my 6 daughters and their friends. In particular my 9 & 11 year old girls. Bullying can be so tough and I’m excited to learn about this book.

  22. 7.7.17
    Charity said:

    I would share it with my daughter. We homeschool. We go to a co-op once a week. Sometimes I wonder if a few of the kids are being bullies or just thoughtless kids.

  23. 7.7.17
    Emilie said:

    I’d love this book for my 9 year old! We were just talking yesterday about a bully in his class that likes to steal other people’s things then claim it was his all along or that he lost it. It is really frustrating so we were working out different ways to handle that kind of situation. He lost a big jar of putty to this kid so I’d love to spend the gift card on replacing it for him. Thanks for the chance!

  24. 7.7.17
    Lisa said:

    Hey Brandon, Happy Birthday!!! Great job on your writing. I would give the book to my 7 yr old son and he would probably spend the gift card on a little adventure with his cousins.

  25. 7.8.17
    Edye said:

    I’ll share with my cousin!