Book Feature: Ty The Bull by Brenda Perlin, Kim Mutch Emerson, and Rex Baughman

7/09/2014 , , , 0 Comments

TY THE BULL by Brenda Perlin, Kim Mutch Emerson and Rex Baughman 

Ty the Bull Description

"Everything seemed to fall apart for Ty when his parents got a divorce. At his wits end after being bullied endlessly, he started to ditch school. It wasn't until he met up with a skater named Peacock that things somehow turned around and he put the pieces of his life back together.

What happens to a boy when his parents dont love each other enough to stay together and kids at school call him names for no reason.

Ty The Bull is a story that has been fictionalized but is based on the true life events of an average ten year old boy from Orange County California. This boy has had to endure bullies around every corner and to make matters worse he is dealing with his parents divorce. Things fall apart for him and he feels like he is alone and misunderstood. It's not until he meets this unsuspecting character that he finds new hope for a better future.

The reality that kids are coming to school carrying weapons due to the fact that they have been bullied is a sobering reality. Children should feel secure if not at school then at home. What happens when there is no place to turn to feel safe?

Ty the Bull is a story of inspiration. A child dealing with judgment of others needs to know that it doesnt matter what others say. You are not alone and just they are saying mean things it doesnt mean it is true.

I started writing this story when I was witnessing what this boy, Rex was enduring on a daily basis. Kids at school were devaluing him for no other reason than his name was funny, or he wore his hair the way he liked. These kids would have looked for anything to go after his self-worth.

Looking at him I couldnt understand how the other kids would choose to pick on him. He is a good looking boy who is smart and has personality. Somehow that wasnt enough.

Things got worse for Rex when his parents pulled the plug on their marriage and his safe, predictable family life changed in an instant.

Now he had to become strong without having the tools to pick up the pieces. Through the writing of this book I believe Rex has become empowered. He has seen that if you work hard for something it pays off in more ways than one. He now knows that fighting is wrong and doesnt solve the problem. Learning to outsmart the bullies has been a real eye opener. Keep them guessing is what he has learned to do. There is no reason their story cant be heard. This is why we started Rexs blog, we hope others will visit and share their stories. No child should ever have to feel alone.

This story was a labor of love. Written by Kim Mutch Emerson, Rex Baughman and myself. Rexs does the illustrations.

Ty the Bull has a July 12th release date.

Please join theTy the Bull NO BULLIES launch party on Facebook, Saturday July 12th at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PST.

 Brenda Perlin and Kim Mutch Emerson will be doing this quick ONE HOUR event in celebration of the launch of Ty The Bull. There will be fun & games and prizes too. Win bracelets by Rex as well.  

This is a no bullies zone! ;-)

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