Starting on Monday and working through all the days of the week, Joseph tries to deal with a lunchroom bully. On Monday he has his brownie taken, on Tuesday he’s left with only carrot sticks, on Wednesday his bully follows him into the bathroom to take his lunch, and on Thursday Joseph goes outside to eat lunch all alone. Friday is the best day. That is the day Joseph makes a trip to the principal’s office and he learns the difference between tattling and telling. At lunch, Mr. Tate catches the bully in the act and Joseph has a very good day.
A Tattle-Tell Tale is an important book for children—and adults—of all ages to read. Older readers will be glad for a story that both engages children and helps them to understand the importance of communication with adults. Younger readers, especially those who may be struggling with a bully at school, will gain insight as to what to do... Highly recommended.
— CM: Canadian Review of Materials, January 2016
The delicate issues covered in each book [in the I’m a Great Little Kid series] are presented in relatable and useful ways that will allow children to connect and find solutions for troublesome situations that they may encounter. Leng employs great identity and ethnic diversity in the cast of characters through bright, expressive, and simple illustrations perfect for young readers.
— School Library Journal
About the Author and the Illustrator:
Kathryn Cole has spent a forty-five-year career in children’s books as an illustrator, art director, editor, designer, and publisher at Scholastic, OUP, Stoddart Kids and Tundra Books. The books she has overseen have won multiple awards, including four Governor General’s Awards. Kathryn volunteered as a support to parents for thirteen years with Boost in their crisis support and court preparation groups. She is co-managing editor at Second Story Press and lives in Toronto.
Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China and lived in France before moving to Montreal. She always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children's books. She now works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto and is the illustrator of a number of award-winning children's books.