Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school. Faced with the fact that “nobody knows what to do” while Ray is bullied, the children sympathetic to him feel fear and confusion and can only hope that Ray will “fit in some day.” Finally, after Ray misses a day of school and the bullies plot mean acts for his return, our narrator goes to a teacher. The children then invite Ray to play with them, and, with adult help, together they stand up to the bullies.
Becky Ray McCain is a mother of three who received her M.A. in Special Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Being a mom, writing children's books, studying Native American culture, and teaching students with autism are her passion. Todd Leonardo has been a professional illustrator for more than 20 years. Born into a family of artists, he was nurtured in visual creativity from a young age. He holds a degree in Graphic Design from San Jose State University. Todd lives in California.