Brown Bear and Oofie learn life lessons together. In The Verbal Bully, Oofie (a purple doggie) has been bullied with mean and hurtful words. Brown Bear helps Oofie overcome her feeling of sadness by being a supportive best friend.. The drawings are purposely drawn in a child familiar style to help connect the book's message to the young reader. The book contains feature words that are highlighted in the story and later, easily defined at the end, to provide the child a vocabulary to help them communicate confusing and difficult feelings and situations.