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Billy Bob Opossum migrates to a new neighborhood. He and his new friends face confusing emotions when Billy is teased and bullied because of his diverse habits. The animals are left trying to identify a variety of feeling surrounding the incident. The story is an enjoyable and sensitive tale about a growing problem our children face daily. This is an amazing and delightful story weaving the bully, target, bystander and adult into a story celebrating positive social values. Author Deb Landry has created a valuable tool for teachers and parents that address the important subject of bullying in an inspiring story of friendship, respect and communication. This charmingly illustrated story is inspired by a personal experience and the recent movement to prevent bullying through state and federal legislation. The book is intended to use as a tool for parents and teachers to discuss appropriate social behaviors in a safe environment. Sticks, Stones and Stumped! supplies children and adults with a story that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Illustrated By: Melissa Pelletier


Paperback Cover - 8.5 x 8.5 in., 30 pp.


Condition: New

ISBN: 978-0984193424

Publisher: Bryson Taylor Publishing

Published: 2011

Probably First Edition 2006 

Sticks Stones and Stumped


    Deb Landry is the author of the bestselling, award winner children's book ,Sticks Stones and Stumped and authored Yankee Go Home, The Snapdragon Princess with Kim Parrish, and The Comfort Zone with Meline Kevorkian Ed.D.,and Robin D'Antona, Ed.D.


    As a parenting coach specializing in social awareness behaviors and character education, she has authored several interactive children's mentoring plays and articles on character education, social awareness, and bullying prevention including The Crown CARES, a peer based anti-bullying program for schools and colleges, utilized internationally for the USA National Miss Scholarship Organization and several other pageant systems. She was part of the team that authored the Maine State Best Practices in Bullying and Harassment Prevention Manual and lobbied for the legislation in the State of Maine in 2005.


    Deb is the co-founder, President/Chairman of the Board and former Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center, a 501 c3 nonprofit art based scholarship program and the President/CEO of Bryson Taylor Inc. a consulting firm and publishing company. She promotes character education and scholarship opportunities for young women throughout the US and Canada.

    With recognition and several awards for her work including Director of the Year 2012, 2016, #2 State Director of the Year and #2 State Pageant nationally, two years in a row, Deb has been interviewed and featured on NBC, CBS, national radio, and several publications including The Phoenix, USA Weekend Magazine, Raising Maine Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Women's Day Magazine, and Child Magazine. Some of her articles can be found at 

     Her books are available at Bryson Taylor Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or at any store where books are sold.

    To get more information, book an appearance or to contact Deb, contact her at



    Melissa Pelletier 

    An illustrator of five children’s books, Melissa Pelletier is a graphic designer and artist. Her award winning work captures everything from a dragonfly’s delicate wings to surreal landscapes that flow with color and energy. Previous titles include For Pete’s Sake, Lenny and Herbie’s Maine Adventure Activity Book and Lenny and Herbie’s Gulf of Maine Activity Book. Melissa’s forthcoming title, Katie’s Butterfly Dream.

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