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M. Stevens-David Book Review: "The Belly Bug Bully" by Sabrina Panfilo
By Martha Stevens-David
Mar 13, 2015 - 6:29:15 AM

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The publicity material for "The Belly Bug Bully" by Sabrina Panfilo states that the author is a teacher and a mother, and wrote the book to encourage kids to stay true to their individuality and understand how to resist the bully's bite. It states that the author believes that:

"A strong sense of self and a healthy, positive mental attitude gives children the courage they need to face any challenging situation."

At first look however, I wasn't too sure I would like this children's book because it deals with the "topic" of intestinal illness.

In all my years as a reader, writer and reviewer I cannot say that I have ever come upon another book like this. But after having read the story several times, I realized that the message the author, "Sabrina Panfilo" was trying to convey was that one must be strong and have courage to deal with all the challenges one must face and overcome in this life.

I feel that the author has succeeded in her role.

The "illness topic" that she is writing about may not be to everyone's liking but read it again and you will realize that sooner or later everyone has had to deal with this type of illness.

Beautifully drawn and very colorful I would recommend the book to one and all.

Martha Stevens-David.
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Sabrina Panfilo is a Staten Island resident, children's book author and New York University journalism and education alumnus. A former New York Post journalist, she is now the founder of "UP TO ME! The Magazine Where Kids Are Free to Be." It is a monthly product of her child empowerment program comprised of writing and illustrating workshops. She is inspired by her own 6-year-old boy to write stories that educate and empower children to live life knowing they are valuable, capable, and outstanding individuals.

"The Belly Bug Bully"
By Sabrina Panfilo
Archway Publishing
Published 10/24/2014
ISBN-13: 9781480811737
24 Pages
Hardcover $23
E-book $3.5

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