Written from the perspective of the schoolyard, this simply illustrated tale stimulates thought on issues of responsibility. When the classmates of a young boy who has been bullied all deny blame for the incident, they offer many common excuses why they declined to step in on their peer's behalf. The familiar, first-person narration of the young characters begs the question, Does it really have nothing to do with me? The story closes with a series of powerful images of global strife, making the connection between simply not stepping in to help someone and standing by while wider atrocities go on.
Leif Kristiansson is an internationally renowned author whose books, including "Un amigo" and "Ser feliz," are available in numerous languages. Dick Stenberg is an illustrator whose work isfrequently featured in newspapers and magazines across Europe."