Charlie's Birthday Wish
Rene Micka, author
Charlie’s Birthday Wish, has light-hearted rhyme with an anti-bullying message, told from the point of view of the antagonist, Charlie. Charlie bullies his way into a crisis when he alienates his friends with his unkindness, just as his birthday quickly approaches. Charlie sets out to change his fate before he finds himself alone at his own party. In the end, he experiences the power of forgiveness and learns that friendships must be earned.