Willow has a beautiful backyard she loves to play in. There are tall oak trees, fruit trees, lilac trees and one special tree that is different from all the rest. One day, Willow hears something strange coming from her backyard. It's the sound of someone crying What happens next will teach Willow a powerful lesson about how words can hurt, and how important it is to see the beauty in being different. It's a lesson she'll take with her when she goes to school and faces bullies on the playground. In a lovely pairing of poetry and prose, Weeping & Willow: Stand up to Bullies gently empowers children to believe in themselves in the face of bullies.