Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf is for children in preschool through 3rd grade and is appropriate for bullying awareness. It is written by a licensed professional counselor and published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychology Association and is beautifully illustrated by an Indiana University alumna. The illustrations fill most of the pages to keep young ones’ interest in the story.
The book starts off by talking about how Little Bitty Wolf used to love taking the path through the forest to go to school until Big Red moved into the neighborhood. Big Red began to terrorize Little Bitty by teasing and taunting him and pulling his tail. His teacher noticed Little Bitty’s sadness and asked him to go talk to the school counselor who gave him a different suggestion to use with Big Red. Life for Little Bitty got a whole lot better after that. A note to parents and caregivers at the end of the book discusses ways to use the book and common warning signs to look for when a child is being bullied. It also points out warning signs for when a child may be the bully.