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A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.

From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource.

Includes backmatter with discussion questions and resources for further reading.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on October 8, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1582464502
ISBN-13: 9781582464503
23 Book Reviews
  • kenziekitten
    kenziekitten24 days44 stars
    Invisible boy is a really good book but I think the theme is friendship because when he came to the school he had no friends but when it got to the end he had friend this book mad me feel sad for him .
    • roccowashere
      roccowashere24 days44 stars
      I like this book because, it is about this boy who thinks that he is invisible because he has no friends. Until the new kid Brian starts to become is friend and other kids realize that he is a nice kid. And they all become friends! This book is a good book to read for fun!
      • kenziekitten
        kenziekitten24 days44 stars
        Invisible boy is a really good book but I think the theme is friendship because when he came to the school he had no friends but then he started making friends this book also made me feel sad but more happy when it got to the end.
        • kmreader
          kmreaderabout 1 month44 stars
          its about a boy who sees himself as "invisible" until a new boy comes in and try's to be his friend, and other kids see this and invite him to sit with him at lunch and he makes friends, its a good book to read for book-a-day!
          • yourpuppylover1
            yourpuppylover1about 1 month55 stars
            I was once an invisible kid too. I know how that feels
            • vlxnesnxg
              vlxnesnxgabout 2 months55 stars
              i really like this book and he don't like to be the invisable kid and this new kid Brian came to the class and they become friends and he becomes uninvisable
              • vlxnesnxg
                vlxnesnxgabout 2 months55 stars
                I really like this book and that he just a normal kid and he don't like to be invisable but this new kid brian and they start to be friends and he become uninvisable
                • nach
                  nachabout 2 months55 stars
                  I am in Kindergarten, I like the name of the book. I like how the kid makes a friend by writing a note...that is all it takes :)
                  • bruzose
                    bruzoseabout 2 months44 stars
                    This book was really good the photos say more than the words do and it really shows how not to judge people or be mean to them.
                    • gomaat18
                      gomaat18about 2 months55 stars
                      I loved this book but it is so sad and I was so sad about the news,this story tells us that you should not being mean to your classmates in the classroom.