Submitted by Ms. Carol!
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton, is a story that is good for a child who is quiet, and shy, and maybe has a hard time making friends. The story is about a little boy named Brian. Brian is very quiet and really just stays to himself. He is always the one that gets picked last for kickball, or maybe doesn’t even get picked at all. He is the one that eats lunch all alone and listens to stories about birthday parties that he wasn’t invited to. He is the one that plays by himself at recess. He feels invisible. One day a new boy comes to Brian’s school. The new boy is laughed at by the other children at first. Brian tries to make the new kid feel better by sending him a note, and the new boy starts talking to Brian. Of course, now the other kids accept the new boy. and Brian is left out again… Or so he thinks. Then the new boy starts to include Brian in the activities. He invites him to sit with him and the other kids at lunch, and he invites him to be in his group for their special project. Brian starts to fit in and he finally feels like he is no longer invisible. The book has great illustration: Brian is all in black and white at the beginning of the story, but he gradually has color added to him, and in the end he is shown in full color like all the other children. This is a great story to share with a child who may be having trouble fitting in. See this book listed in our catalog