Tired of Being a Bully by Dicy McCullough {Giveaway: Book and $20 Amazon Gift Card}

 Dicy McCullough Book

 

One of my favorite young kids’ book authors is Dicy McCullough. You’ve seen me review some of her other books on my site, like Tired of My Bath. This new book that just came out from her is called Tired of Being a Bully. What I love most about Dicy’s books is that she always has a lesson to teach kids. The main character, John Allen, is consistent throughout all of her books. This book is a bit different, as it is told from the point-of-view of John Allen’s dog, Rocky. Rocky has to deal with a “dog bully” that is new to the neighborhood. You’ll need to read this book to see what Rocky does and what he learns about bullies. It’s such a positive take on the whole bullying situations kids are involved in with other kids.

I love books that teach lessons, because these are great ways to break through larger topics with your kids. My daughter has been dealing with personal friendship issues lately, and reading a book like this can open the conversation of how she is feeling and give her strategies to help her in dealing with other kids.

You can check out Dicy’s books on her site, http://dicymcculloughbooks.com/. Her books include, Tired of My Bath, Tired of School, Tired of Being Different, and Tired if Being a Bully. Each one teaches a different lesson that kids can relate to. You can also check out Dicy on Facebook, Twitter, and her Blog.

Dicy McCullough Book

Giveaway: You can win a signed copy of the book, Tired of Being a Bully, as well as a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Who knows, you might want to use it to buy her other books too, which you can find on Amazon! Tired of Being a Bully is even sold in Kindle format on there as well. To enter the contest, just fill out the easy Rafflecopter below. There are no mandatory entries. The more you fill out the more chances to win. You must be 18 and older and US only. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for doing this review; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

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Comments

  1. lorrie zielinski says:

    My daughter since shes at the age that its something she will be dealing with

  2. Olivia Rubin says:

    I would give this book to my sister. She is a special education teacher and is always looking for new material

  3. Olivia Rubin says:

    I also like the “tired of being different” book. It goes hand in hand with bullying

  4. Cristina Gomez says:

    my 6 yr old loves reading and would enjoy this book

  5. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    My niece she would love this book.

  6. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    I think I would like the Tired of School book, it looks so cute for my niece.

  7. Tricia G says:

    I would keep this for my daughter when she gets older.

  8. sally grubbs says:

    I would like to give the bully book to my granddaughter she is in kindergarten. And she gets bullied by kids.

  9. essijay says:

    i’d let my kiddo have it – he’s 8 and has aspergers so he’s not too great with the social situations… i think this could help him recognize negative behaviors and open a dialog on how to make better decisions. :-)

  10. Jacki M says:

    I would hold onto this for when my kids get older.

  11. I would love to win this for my almost 3 year old daughter ans my 3 stepoids

  12. essijay says:

    i’d definitely love the Tired of Being Different book for my son – he’s picked on because he has his obsessions with buses and trains and wants to play the same games over and over again (where they play house and he’s the kitty)… he paints his nails and likes flowers and butterflies… and his motor skills aren’t that great so he’s not very good at sports :-/

  13. @n210ss says:

    Tired of School would be great for my nephew.

  14. @n210ss says:

    I would give it to my nephew since he starts Pre K this year!

  15. Glenda Jackson says:

    I would like to give this book to my niece to read to her two children. The author`s other books look interesting also.

  16. Dawn Sterner says:

    I would like to give this to my daughter, she loves reading.

  17. Dawn Sterner says:

    I would like “Tired of School” for my daughter also.

  18. Alisha Hess says:

    Would love to win!

  19. My kids

  20. diana sager says:

    I would get tired of being different book. It looks like it would be good to show everyone is different.

  21. Megan Pevey says:

    My daughter. I feel that she’s at the age where she needs to know and be aware.

  22. Allison H. says:

    Not only would I love to introduce my preschooler to this author and the positive message in the books, but I am also a teacher who would most definitely be able to use these books in the elementary school classroom. What fantastic lessons! Thanks for exposing me to this authors work- good stuff!

  23. I would give this book to my daughter, she loves books, I’m sure my son would enjoy it when he was older as well :)

  24. Allison H. says:

    Not only would I love to introduce my preschooler to these books, but I am also a teacher who would definitely be able to use these books in the elementary school classroom. What great lessons! Thanks for exposing us to this author’s work.

  25. crystal says:

    i would give this book to my daughter… she’s in 3rd grade and already dealing with bullies :( it’s sad that kids can be so mean to each other.

    i also think the “tired of being different” book would be great for her to read. she has some medical issues and deals with so much…she’s so brave but i know a lot goes on in her sweet little mind.

  26. Actually this book would be wonderful for all 5 of our children to read and learn from as they are all at that age where bullying usually begins to start and I think this would be a great book for them to learn from. Thanks so much for such an awesome giveaway.

  27. I would also like to read tired of Bath.Would give it to my daughter at 3 she is never to young to learn about bullying and that it is wrong. But it does happen in the world. She loves to read!!

  28. My daughter since she is at the age where this is an issue

  29. I would actually love Tired of Being Different for my daughter too! She has speech problems and sensory problems, this would be wonderful!

  30. I would give these books to my friend for her grand kids, I think they would like them….

  31. I would give it to my two younger boys. They don’t know what bullying is yet but their older brother and sister does for they have been bullied.

  32. Janet Jackson says:

    my step children would benefit from this, there is trouble with bullying in their school.

  33. Janet Jackson says:

    would love to have tired of being different

  34. Norma S says:

    I would read these to my baby girl, never to early to learn a good lesson!

  35. Jessica Cashen says:

    I would give this to my two youngest boys they are 11 and 7

  36. Jessica Cashen says:

    I would also like the book tired of school for my 7 yr old

  37. Jennifer Horn says:

    I would give this to my kids

  38. Jennifer Horn says:

    I would like to read tired of school also

  39. A book on bullies sounds like a perfect book for my grandchildren to read. Unfortunately this has been a subject that has become to be a common problem we have been discussing.

  40. Just checked out the author’s page all her books are good for children and parents to read and discuss. Tired of school has been a topic we have discussing at our home so that title caught my eye.

  41. Valerie Triana Nordin says:

    My neice, she has a love for book and this will be a topic for discussion in her life soon enough.

  42. I would give these books to my sister.

  43. Lisa Brown says:

    I would give it to my niece. I can relate to bullying, and this is a great book to stir awareness in young people without frightening them.

  44. Lisa Brown says:

    I like “Tired of my bath”, looks cute :)

  45. Cassandra Huber says:

    I would give this to my son. Right now he is a toddler, so he knows nothing about bullying yet.

  46. Cassandra Huber says:

    Tired of my bath sounds like it’s a cute book.

  47. Monica Horn says:

    This would be a great addition to my classroom library.

  48. Heide Hurst says:

    Cute book!

  49. diane sabatini says:

    For my son who has ASD. I’d also love to get the Tired of being different.

  50. tammy z says:

    “tired of school” would be perfect for my son. He is bright and gets good grades but its a push. Love books with a message.

  51. To my kids. So they learn the importance of respecting others

  52. I would like to put this in the church nursery after reading it to my 2 youngest children. :)

  53. Tired of being different.

  54. Brooke B says:

    I’m always looking for great books that teach a lesson to read to my students. Thanks for sharing!

  55. Would love to win this for my sons. The younger two are 4 & 9 and I’m always looking for books that teach a lesson in a way they can understand!

  56. Renee Wright says:

    I would like Tired of Being a Bully and would give it to my 2 youngest to shared. They have been getting picked on and bullied on their bus. I

  57. Kate F. says:

    I’d like to give it to my nephew.

  58. Kate F. says:

    I’d like to read “Tired of Being Different.”

  59. Tracy Martinez says:

    My son who is 7 and has Autism.. He will most likely have to deal with bullies the rest of his life…..

  60. Natalie says:

    My daughter has very low self esteem :(

  61. Robin Bouza says:

    I would give the book to my nieces. They are 6 and 8. Just because I think they’re at an age to understand what the message is, and it’s not over their heads. Your kids are cutie patooties by the way!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Robin Bouza\robin_bouza@yahoo.com

  62. Robin Bouza says:

    I think the book Tired of Being Different would be another good one for my nieces. I will keep this in mind when I’m looking for gift ideas.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Robin Bouza
    robin_bouza@yahoo.com

  63. Violet Lyford says:

    I would give the book to my 10-year old granddaughter, but I would keep the GC, of course.

  64. I would also like to read Tired of Being Different.

  65. I would give this book to my daughter. She is in middle school and this is definitely a time when bullies are everywhere. I would then want her to share this book at school.

  66. Ann Williams says:

    I would keep this for myself and use it with my students. Sounds like a great book!

  67. Ann Williams says:

    I would also like to read Tired of Being Different.

  68. Love reading all the comments. The third book in the series, Tired of Being Different, is a winner of
    the Kart Kids Book List Award for 2013.

  69. I would give this to my daughter, she loves storytime!

  70. Jennifer L says:

    My friends daughter, we read books together and i know she would love this book. I love books that teach life lessons and appeal to kids as well.

  71. Tired of school

  72. For my son, he can’t get enough of books

  73. I would also like to read tired of school.

  74. I would like to give this book to my kids. They would enjoy it!
    Thanks!
    Ross Olson

  75. Michaela K says:

    My son would benefit from reading this book. I think he would help him identify bullies and how to deal with them in a positive way.

  76. Michaela K says:

    I think my son would greatly benefit from reading “Tired of being Different” as well. Thank you!

  77. Ana Kurland says:

    My twins; they’re 6 yrs. old.

  78. Ana Kurland says:

    I would also like ‘Tired of being different.” They are one of a few Jewish students in a semi-rural community.

  79. Linda Elder says:

    Great giveaway and exposure to some really neat sounding books. I like the book “Tired of School”.

  80. Linda Elder says:

    I forgot to say that I’d like to give this to my niece to read to her 3 yr.old son.

  81. Dicey is a fellow author and one I feel writes funny yet fabulous books. I especially love her Tired of my Bath :0)

  82. Marti Parks says:

    I would give it to my friends grandson because he is at that age where it might help him make good decisions.

  83. Marti Parks says:

    I would like to read Tired of Being Different.

  84. Katherine Oliveira says:

    My daughter. She LOVES books

  85. Ashley Gill says:

    My daughter would learn so much from this… She is 4 and starting with the attitude and having to be right all the time.. We are trying VERY hard in our home to teach her she doesn’t have to be correct 100% of the time, and if she is wrong, take it proudly and be nice to other… And on the other side, when other children are being mean to her, how to act! This giveaway has perfect timing! Thank you!

  86. Arlene Pitts says:

    I would use the book in my classroom with my children and use the Amazon card to buy more books for our classroom library. Love you blog hugs Arlene marie Pitts

  87. Shannon says:

    I’d give it to my nephew since he is school age

  88. Shannon says:

    I’d also like to read Tired of My Bath

  89. My nephew because he is at an age that the book would be helpful

  90. I would like to read Tired of Being Different

  91. For my son. We are doing a lot of teaching about being nice lately!

  92. I’d give this book to my four year old daughter. :)

  93. I would alos like the Tired of Being Different. Looks great!

  94. I would give it to my neice! She hated reading a couple of years ago, I sat down with her and had her read to me. Hating books turned into a passion of reading. Nowadays I always see her reading :)

  95. I’d donate to some children because I don’t have any yet

  96. Tired of being Different also sounds interesting!

  97. rachel plouffe says:

    to my son he loves books

  98. I would give it to my church based kindergarten. That would be a great book to read to the children to teach them a new lesson

  99. My 4 yr old niece , Bubbles , she is the sweetest little thing & i know here feelings are hurt very easy so i know she would enjoy this book and try to get her to understand & if anybody could talk somebody out of being a bully , it would be her, :) thank you

  100. Would also like to read the book and share with my 4yr old niece , by this author is ‘Tired of being different ‘ thank you

  101. Brandy Boone says:

    I would give this to my nephew. He is starting to read and now, and would enjoy this!

  102. Carol Plowman says:

    I would love the book for my grandsons. And the gift card for me.

  103. TRACY SIMMS says:

    my 9 year old son would like this..thanks simms3710@yahoo.com

  104. TRACY SIMMS says:

    I like the TIRED OF MY BATH book ..thanks simms3710@yahoo.com

  105. tami husak says:

    I would give it to my sisters grandkids they are at the age that this book would be helpful

  106. tami husak says:

    tired of my bath

  107. javeta acker says:

    I would give this book to my 8 year old daughter who loves to read a lot now. she’d like it

  108. Dawn Fetgatter says:

    I would like my kids to read Tired of School as well. I would give this book to my sons though since bullying is such a prevalent issue these days.

  109. My niece because she’s such a little book worm!

  110. Just starting to deal with the bullying issue here~~

  111. javeta acker says:

    I would like to get tired of being different.

  112. Danielle Lindquist says:

    I would like to keep the book for my 2 boys!

  113. Danielle Lindquist says:

    I would like to read “Tired of my Bath”

  114. Jennifer Ricks says:

    I would use it because I sub in many schools & I was bullied in school.

  115. Jennifer Ricks says:

    I checked out the site & would like this time of year, Tired of School.

  116. Kim Reid says:

    I would like to read Tired of my Bath, thanks!

  117. I would love to give this to my kids and grandkids to read.

  118. Alicia Dooley says:

    I would give this book to my niece because she needs some help with bullying and bullys

  119. Kathy Newman Hardiman says:

    My 8 year old…because she is sometimes really mean to her sister !

  120. Kathy Newman Hardiman says:

    Another book I’d like to read is Tired of School

  121. tired of being different.

  122. Emily Dixon says:

    I have 3 kids in school that love to read and this would be a great book for all.

  123. Jamie Robbins says:

    My son…..tomorrow is his birthday!

  124. Tammy Smith says:

    I would give this to my step son who I think could really benefit from it.

  125. Jamie Robbins says:

    Tired of being different looks like a good read!

  126. jenn Sredzienski says:

    We love reading! Plus we donate old books to out pediatrics office for others to enjoy

  127. I would love to have it to read to my daughter!!

  128. Alicia Dooley says:

    Tired of being different

  129. jenn Sredzienski says:

    When my daughter transverse from her old school where she was bullied by the school this book would have been an excellent tool to help transition her to a better facility. Plus we donate old books to out pediatrics office for others to enjoy.

  130. melissa swanson says:

    i would love to read the tired of being bullied book to my daughter shes been dealing with alot of this at her school and kids in the neighborhood

  131. I think tired of being a bully is another good book for a child!!

  132. stephanie Mcglothlin says:

    I would love this book for my daughter! She loves book and reading!

  133. Jennifer Pittman says:

    I would give it to my son, who has had to deal with bullying before I decided to homeschool.

  134. Would love to win–we love books

  135. i would give the book to my grandson as he is learning to read and would really enjoy it

  136. beth kelsay says:

    To my grandson because he gets bullied and he is only 5. I think it would show him how to deal with bullies.

  137. tired of school for my 6 year old grandson

  138. beth kelsay says:

    I would get Tired of Being Different too

  139. I would love, love, love this book, my Granddaughter is getting ready for preschool and I can already see little ones only a year older bulling her just in front of the house! She doesn’t know how to take it because, she looks at everyone as friends! As soon as she see’s kids (no matter what or who) first thing she say’s is “My Friends” and wants to run and play. I’m trying to teach her that not everyone is nice, nor her friend because when they turn around and be mean she can’t understand why! She is 3 1/2 years old, has all kinds of toys but, there’s one who is mean every time there outside if any of her friends are around! But when none are she plays nice, so my Granddaughter gets confused and I haven’t figured out the right way to tell her and this book would help tremendously!

  140. Dicy is a very inspiring author. It is amazing to see her work ethic she has and passion that she has for writing. Every time I turn around, she publishing a new book. The books are all excellent too. I’m glad that she is a friend of mine. To see her living out her dreams in retirement, it’s amazing. The woman is driven and her drive is contagious. There’s no excuse to give up on your dreams. Thank you Dicy for being such a great person and friend. Keep on writing!!

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