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2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention in category School Issues!
November 2016
Book Reviews

Bug Off Big Bully
by Shawnie Clark
Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

Don’t you love it when things all come together on your behalf? And all the better, when
you had nothing to do with it?
Bug Off Big Bully
is just one of those times when all that
is right in the world gathers together and whispers your name. Peter becomes the he
of the story by a simple act of kindness. A terrified, stuttering, bumbling moment that turned things to his favor over the school’s big bully. Kindness, no matter how small, shared from this small, yet
always has its rewards, and opens the way to victory. Good life lessons can be gleaned and  impactful story!

Little book with a big message

By A.S. Chung on October 28, 2014

Bug Off Big Bully is about a boy who moves to a small town and is faced with a bully at his new school. The story delves into the worries of any young child having to move to a strange place and of course the stresses of attending a new school and having to make new friends. Bullying is a prevalent issue and I am all for children's books that deal with life challenges. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and I also love happy endings. Well done Shawnie!

"Kids will love sharing the trials and triumphs of Peter!

Peter had the weight of the world on his shoulders when his family moved to a new town. Things were even heavier when the school bully came calling. Yet an angelic bug danced onto the stage, and life would never be the same. Kids will love sharing the trials and triumphs of Peter, and see that sometimes, life is a feather."

Quoted by RC Beaird on June 15, 2015

"This is such a great book! Young readers will have empathy for the protagonist, Peter Perry, and laugh at some of his experiences, too. Children will find empathy for the bully, as well. This is a fun story that children will love reading, and parents will appreciate the treatment of a topic that is so important for families to discuss."

Quoted by Senta Cunningham on October 15, 2014

Peter had the weight of the world on his shoulders when his family moved to a new town. Things were even heavier when the school bully came calling. Life would never be the same due to one of the ugliest bugs inching onto the scene and one simple act of kindness. 

Bug Off Big Bully is an easy reader chapter book for ages 8 - 10.

It has a five star reviews on amazon.

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44 pages

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The picture on the left is a book event I attended, Great Valley Bookfest.

A nice article in the Stockton Record newspaper


Authors, readers share love of written word

By Roger Phillips
Record Staff Writer

October 19, 2014 - 12:01 AM


 It was only three years ago that Shawnie Clark began writing children’s books, a creative bug that grabbed her almost from the moment she first put pen to paper.

“I was writing (magazine articles) for a publisher out of New York,” Clark recalled. “He asked me to do some short stories for children. It was wonderful. I loved it. After that I was hooked. I love writing. The best part of it is sharing it with kids.”

Clark, a long-time Manteca resident, was one of more than 60 authors who gathered Saturday at her hometown’s third-annual Great Valley Bookfest, a literary celebration that played out for six hours beneath a brilliant sun cooled by a gentle breeze.

Visitors to the free event had the opportunity to speak one-on-one to authors of works whose topics included politics, mystery and cooking. Folding chairs for small group presentations were set up in several spots, among them venues dubbed “Poets’ Corner,” “Writers’ Nook” and “Fire Up! Theatre.”

Balloon artists, face painters and food trucks with names like “Grubb City” and “Flavors of Korea” added to the carnival-like feel of the gathering. Used-book stands also attracted large groups of browsers.

Clark, a mother of five, did not begin writing for kindergartners through fifth-graders until after her own children already had aged out of her genre. Her books, with drawings provided by an out-of-town illustrator, feature names like “Lila and the Leaves,” “Caribou Wild Fun” and her most recent effort, “Bug Off Big Bully.”

Between visits to her table by parents and children Saturday, Clark, 46, said she was pleased by the large turnout at the book festival.

“I think it’s good for the community,” Clark said. “It helps the community come together, and grows and promotes education. And it gets you away from the cell phone and tablet. You can interact with people.”

Contact reporter Roger Phillips at (209) 546-8299 or [email protected] Follow him at and on Twitter @rphillipsblog.