Gus nudged his friend. "Want to meet someone with blue cheese breath and stinky feet? Hey, Blue Cheese Breath, give me your homework so I can copy it." I looked into Gus's mean green eyes...
Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help him come up with a plan to send Gus on his way, he knows he can do it. The next time Gus tries to bully "Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet," he is in for a big surprise!
About the Author and the Illustrators:
Catherine DePino, EdD, has had years of hands-on experience with bullies and the bullied through her work as a high school teacher and student disciplinarian in the Philadelphia school system. Her daughter Shayna, a school guidance counselor, encouraged her to write Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet to help children of all ages with this persistent and painful challenge. Dr. DePino has three daughters and three grandchildren—Drew, Hope, and Luke. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Andrew, a retired teacher.
Bonnie Matthews has illustrated many children's books. In addition, her whimsical characters have appeared in more than 100 magazines worldwide, and on gift wrap, greeting cards, tin cans, and even the cover of the Lands' End Kids catalog.
Charles Beyl creates humorous illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers from his studio high atop an old Pennsylvania farmhouse, surrounded by his family, a cuddly black Labrador, two cats, and three chickens.