Dr. Philip J. Shapiro

In my 33 years of professional and civic service, I seldom encounter quality materials that address the unique emotional and psychological needs of disabled and handicapped youngsters, including those who are the targets of the potentially scarring experience of bullying.

Author Claudia Broome has developed a unique and insightful book entitled The “Tail” of Rugby Jones: A Rascal’s Journey from Disability to Ability that can both inspire and empower a youngster to overcome the obstacles that life sometimes delivers. Sensitive and creative in its development, and emotionally supportive throughout, I recommend this book for any family with a handicapped youngster, or a child who is at risk of emotional damage from bullying. This is also a necessary resource for guidance counselors and child therapists.

Dr. Philip J. Shapiro
Ormond Beach, Florida