The sound of Sam’s life was like the best piece of music you have ever heard. Everyone liked Sam, and Sam liked himself. But then one day the mud words begin and got inside his head – and now Sam can’t hear the music anymore. Mud Boy is an illustrated story book detailing how a boy goes from being joyfully buoyant to totally deflated when being bullied and teased. Mud, music and a family cat are used to conjure up the story to children in a very new and real way. The book shows how recovery can come if we talk to someone and get the help and support we need. Based on the author’s experience as a mother and teacher, the story is as visual as possible and conjures up the reality of bullying. The book also includes a guide for further talking points by Dr Pooky Knightsmith on how to discuss the topic with children.