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Happiness Begins With RespectHugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about reHappiness Begins With RespectHugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.THE LAST BULLY is great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.Meet HUGO – a little starfish with a BIG HEART. His passion is to make others happy but he still has a lot to learn. Luckily he does not only have a big heart but also a CURIOUS MIND.Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify.Suzy Liebermann has written this charming series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitudes, their choices, and the consequences that follow.Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader. Each book also comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website. We are sure you’ll agree that life skills and character traits are two of the most important lessons to teach the young. Age-appropriate children’s books are crucial to child development and well-written books that contain a message can expand not only a child’s cognitive abilities, but also their emotional, moral, and spiritual capacities. The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. We believe this distinctive way of sharing a “message” through the medium of an exciting narrative is what has given the books their charm. The stories were developed in conjunction with Suzy’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.www.MyStarfish.org...

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Hugo The Happy Starfish: The Last Bully Reviews

  • Brigit
    2019-02-27 04:58

    My little ones love this book. We have all the three books of the series so far and they seem to really teach my children to do the right thing.We love the workbooks that go with the books and we even gave some copies away for christmas gifts!Great series on character education for kids!We are looking forward to the new books coming out ... hopefully soon!

  • Lisa
    2019-02-24 05:56

    Love this sweet Anti-Bully Book!And the message is so true!

  • Darci Bean
    2019-03-22 05:09

    I reviewed this product on my blog and I LOVE this book. My 4 year old understood it perfectly and I want her to know it's not okay to be a bully or to take being bullied. This book explained everything perfectly, had great illustrations and more. This would be a great book for the classroom as well!

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-26 05:50

    When I was 3 1/2 years old we moved.We to a new apartment.Well I started kindergarten when I was 4 years old,I remember that I loved school and I was excited to start my new school.But I was not ready for school so went back to kindergarten the next year.I made a lot of friends,but after I finished kindergarten they closed the school down.I was so excited to go to a new school.But soon after beginning the new school I was not as excited or happy.There were a lot of kids in my class and in this new school that I soon realized were bullies,or at least to me and a few other kids.I will never forget how it made me feel,I soon hated to go to school.These kids would call me names and make fun of me almost daily. It was horrible and something I will never forget.I was at a new school,no friends, and mean kids making fun of me.I did make new friends.But those mean kids continued to bully me and make fun of me till High School.And as much as I'd like to say it didn't affect me, it did of course.I remember each and every one of their names. Amelia will be starting Pre School soon.I have been thinking about her going to pre school for while now.It saddens because my baby girl is growing and is no longer a baby.But I am very worried about bullies.I worry that bullies are getting worse and meaner then they were when I was a kid.Amelia is such a sweet loving little girl.I don't want her to be bullied or have to be hurt by others.It changes how you are as a person when you are bullied bad by others.I am thinking more and more to home school Amelia. was happy to have the opportunity to review the book Hugo The Happy Starfish The Last Bully.Happiness Begins With RespectHugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club,ABC and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.THE LAST BULLY is great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.This book is a great way to teach RESPECT.Meet HUGO, a little starfish with a big heart and a curious mind.In very story of the series he learns about a different character trade/ attitude. The first and second book of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH is an Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILRDEN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of the USA “Best Books 2011” and "Best Books 2012" Awards. The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. I have written this exciting series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow. Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader. Each book also comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on their website. I showed Amelia the book and she is still a little to young to know what a bully is.I will explain when she is a little older what a bully is and read her the book again.I know when she watches TV she does not like cartoons that are mean to each other or bullies and she will cry.I will talk to Amelia about what is happening in the story and we will discuss how Hugo and his friends solved their problem with bullies. I will ask Amelia what she would do if someone tried to bully her.I will let her know to tell the bully that she does not like what they are doing or saying to her.And another thing is to tell an adult, like a teacher,I will tell her and needs to come to me and let me know.I will also discussed with her that it is not alright to be a bully and that she should never say or do mean things to other people. After reading The Last Bully I was happy to have the book as a way to start the conversation with Amelia about bullies. I will to discuss bullies and ways to deal with them with her as much as I can and will use the book to discus bullies and ways to handle if she is bullied.Buy it: THE LAST BULLY (HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH)Website: http://www.mystarfish.org/hugos-books

  • Colleen Busch
    2019-03-03 04:43

    Sunday, March 24, 2013Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Last Bully Book Review I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review another book in the series of Hugo The Happy Starfish. As a few months ago I had the chance to review Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Secret To Happiness and it was amazing.As the inside of the book jacket states...."Happiness Begins With Respect". What a truthful statement that I only wish the world could understand. Hopefully with the help of Hugo and his "The Last Bully" adventure we can educated our children, how negative bullying is and what a little respect and a positive attitude can do to make the world a better place.In this vivid ocean experience, the illustrations bring to life the valuable lesson about respect and what to do if you are being bullied.This Hugo The Happy Starfish book incorporates important character education and helps teach a small amount of the Spanish language. The Spanish words used during the story are also included in the back of the book in the vocabulary section. The HUGO series supports the IB Leaner Profiles and Attitudes of the International Baccalaureate Program (PYP books).I truly enjoyed sharing this important book and message with my 3 boys. To give you a little insight into the story line...here is what the book jacket cover shared...."Hugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them."Each of my boys ages 4, 7 and 9 all appeared to understand the message in the children's book book about bullying. As a parent I feel it is important to teach respect and in turn help our children learn respect so when the are put into a situation where they are being bullied or witness someone else being bullied they will get help.I am so passionate about this message that I am planning on having my school aged boys bring this book to school to share. As I feel it helps address bullying in schools. I highly recommend this book to all. Remember this important message....DON'T BULLY!

  • John
    2019-03-21 07:53

    Bullying is a big topic these days, or more precisely anti-bullying. Teaching proper behavior at a young age is a great way to prevent the bad behavior later. Always on the lookout for items to help broach the subject, I ran across the book Hugo The Happy Starfish: The Last Bully by Suzy Liebermann thanks to a program at Tomoson. In a nutshell, the book helps you teach respect and, what I think is the obvious, don't bully, with the help of a very happy star fish named Hugo.Before delving into the details of The Last Bully, I should mention that Hugo is part of a much larger series from Happy Language Kids. The books don't have to be read in order, but the characters become familiar to your child if you pickup multiple books in the series. They are all character education titles.In this book, Hugo teaches others not to bully by forming an Anti Bully Club (A.B.C) after a friend gets taunted. He tells the bully "RESPECT! Don't bully! What comes around goes around and there's always a bigger fish in the ocean!" The bully then gets taunted himself, joins the club, and they tell the new bully the same thing. Each bully thinks they're the biggest fish in the entire ocean so doesn't have to listen. And the next thing you know they're not. When the biggest fish is the bully, all the others swarm together to form a "fire-spitting dragon fish" to appear larger than the last bully, and then everyone is on board at the club.Overall, I liked the flow of the book, and the pictures are very colorful to keep the attention of the audience. There might be one too many rounds of bullies, but the repetition helps get the point across. And, we see how one person can affect the behavior of so many others.Age-wise, with a six-year old son, I did find the book a little too young for him. He could read it himself, but there weren't even enough words per page to keep his interest. I might say the audience is about 3-4 year olds, and maybe early fives, where the parent still reads to the child

  • Kathleen Hickey
    2019-03-16 01:07

    The LAST BULLY is a confidence-boosting book for children, showing them that being different is okay and the best way to deal with bullies is to tell someone about it. We regularly read stories before bed as part of our bedtime routine. The kids were excited when their new book came in and couldn’t wait for bed time. The kids loved it. Especially my four year old son. Camden said Hugo is very cute and that he would love to have Hugo as his friend. The book is brilliantly illustrated with bright colors. The book talks about bullying and how it isn’t nice to do. It shows kids that there will always be someone bigger around to bully you if you bully someone else. I think this is a great lesson to teach children at a young age. The lessons are very well portrayed and easy for children to understand and relate to. In the book Hugo is faced with his friends being bullied by bigger fish so he forms the anti bully club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect. my step son was very happy with this book and can not wait to read other books about Hugo the Starfish. Another great feature about these books is that they integrate Spanish into the book and have a vocabulary list with the translation in the back of the book.You can read our full review http://sparklesglitterandglamour.com/...

  • Marianne Sandling
    2019-03-10 01:00

    The FULL review is posted at Sandling All DayIn the book, it shows how one after another, a bigger fish bullies the last. One after one, they all end up joining the Anti-Bully Club.This is a great book. It teaches kids about WHY bullying isn't ok, HOW it hurts others and WHAT kids can do to stop it.It sprinkles in phrases in Spanish, basically making the book do double duty! My son can how say "Leave him (or me) alone!) in Spanish!!My son loved the book as much as I did. He's going to bring it to school, to share with his class and the Special Ed teacher, who are constantly dealing with bullies.Bulllies are mean. That's the final word from my son.Want this book for your child? I don't blame you. This is one of the best children's books I've read, and I promise, I'VE READ ALOT!!! ****Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to provide my HONEST opinion. There was in no way any agreement to provide a POSITIVE review... simply, honest. The ONLY agreement was that I would give it my honest opinon, which I have done. You may or may not agree with me!****

  • Mymcbooks
    2019-02-25 03:00

    My Review: As Hugo the Happy Starfish was swimming through the ocean he came across his friend Clooney Clownfish followed by Bandit the Barracuda. Hugo could hear Bandit taunting Clooney, calling him nerdy and big eyes with small fins and green skin. Clooney was crying and Hugo told him to ignore his disrespectful behavior. Bandit felt like he was the biggest fish in the entire ocean.So Hugo and Clooney decided to form an Anti Bully Club for someone had to stand up to the bullies of the sea world. They wanted the bullies know that what goes around comes around and there’s always a bigger fish in the ocean. A great book that teaches children respect for others and that being different is okay. And don’t forget to tell your children that the best way to deal with bullies is to tell someone about it.FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

  • Nickida Stephens
    2019-03-01 09:06

    My children are one, four and five so I really liked sharing the message with them of “No Bullying”. My two older kids had an anti-bullying rally at their elementary school so the book came just in time for me to help them understand the meaning of being a bully and why it’s important for them to not bully others and more importantly stand up for others as well. This book provides both in a very simple and easy way for kids to understand the message. It will require reading the book multiple times but I don’t mind sharing the lesson with them at least once a month so they continue to learn the behavior. Hugo is a little starfish that started an Anti-Bully Club because his friend was being bullied, that was a huge factor for me because I had the opportunity to share with my children what they should do if they see a friend being bullied. Today too many people just stand around and watch, even worst video tape other people being bullied and abused. I am teaching my children to take a stand.

  • Athena Nagel
    2019-03-19 00:42

    This is the 2nd Hugo The Happy Starfish book I have read/reviewed. The topics are so contemporary and essential for young children. The stories focus on character education and how to become a good person. This series would be an excellent addition to any primary year program and teaching respectful attitudes to our youth. This book would serve as a great introduction to bullying to younger children in our schools. The end of the book includes an interactive section for children to complete. This is one of my favorite aspects of these books. It not only teaches character education but also allows the child to exhibit how they have internalized the lesson. I give this book 5 stars (as well as the other Hugo the Happy Starfish books). My kids thoroughly enjoyed this book as well as the other. My 12 year old has special needs and struggles with what it means to bully - he thinks any time anyone disagrees with him, it is bullying. He keeps reviewing this book so he can use it as a basis for determining whether something really is bullying. It is quite cute but it works.

  • Jennifer Hall
    2019-03-14 07:40

    Hugo the Last Bully is a story about a Starfish named Hugo who sees his friends getting bullied, this really upsets him, so he starts an anti-bullying club. As more bullies get bullied themselves they realize how horrible it is and ask to join the club.Hugo the Happy Starfish teaches many great things. This particular book is great for younger kids, bullying has been a big focus lately and has been a problem in many schools. To have a book that focuses on this problem is great especially when there are characters kids love in the story.I sent this book to school with my 6 year old daughter so her teacher could share it with the class. This story can teach kids respect and how bullying is not the answer. My daughter loves this book and even chanted along with the book! "No More Bullying!"

  • Rheanna Christine
    2019-02-25 00:47

    I love the whole Hugo series! These books are wonderful topical books, that would be easy for parents searching for something that would touch on a topic for their own unique situations. With bullying being a hot-topic currently, this would be great to illustrate this subject with your young children. I personally would recommend this book for the younger, elementary school-age set. The Hugo books also include several Spanish words and phrases. There are also interactive pages at the end of the book, where children are asked to draw and express their feelings on the topic of bullying. You can also find games and worksheets on the Hugo website.**I was provided a copy of The Last Bully for review. I was not compensated in any other way. My views and opinions are my own**

  • Erinn Sluka
    2019-02-23 03:06

    In this second book I now have titled Hugo The Last Bully by Suzy Liebermann, Hugo finds himself defending a small clownfish that is being teased by a bigger Barracuda. Hugo stands up to the Barracuda and together Hugo and his new Clownfish friend start a Anti Bully Club. One by one they gain new members to this club. The members are bullies who end up bullied a fish even bigger then themselves. This book offers the value of respect and working as a team to do good for others.The book offers some introductory Spanish and a Vocabulary page at the end. The last page also offers an activity where your child can create their own Anti-Bully Club sign as well as space to draw or write about how they would help out in an Anti-Bully Club.

  • Shauna
    2019-03-11 02:03

    Another great children’s book from Suzy Liebermann. This book teaches our children about Respect and Bullying. It shows them how to combat the bullying issues we deal with today and how to respect others feelings. This book is one out of a series of books that I would suggest you get for your kids. We all strive to teach our children to respect others feelings, how not to be a bully and how to help out those that are being bullied, this book is a great aid in that teaching. The book is based under the sea with all sea creatures as characters.This is a great book that I would suggest to anyone with children. I really suggest if you like these books as I do, you must get the entire collection. Any aid in teaching children to be happy and live a positive life are very helpful.

  • Jennifer Rotch
    2019-03-17 03:05

    I love this book! My daughter and I read every night before bed and this book is a perfect book to read not only for the quality time together but it teaches a life lesson. It teaches her about bullying and why not to do it. It also teaches her to stand up when she sees someone being bullied. Hugo, the little starfish, who is the main character in the book created the ABC or the Anti Bully Club. He is goal was to end bullying in the ocean one fish at a time and by the end of the book he had. He did this through his own genius and of course with the help of the friends he made along the way. The Hugo books are a must read.

  • Chelle Thompson
    2019-03-16 02:01

    My children absolutely loved this story and haven’t stopped talking about Hugo since the first time I read this book to them! This book teaches a very valuable lesson about the attitudes of children while entertaining the kids at the same time. The illustrations in the book are very vibrant and colorful and really hold the children’s attention. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for captivating stories for their children that also help teach important life values! This is by far the best children’s book about bullying that I have come across so far. Easy for children to understand!

  • Pamela Rote
    2019-02-23 06:03

    This story opens up conversation about a topice parents may find hard to bring up BULLY'sThe little fish in the ocean get's pick on by a larger fish and Hugo put together an Anti-Bully group.By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.The story is done in a great way to get your children to open up about what they might be seeing or have happening to them in school. It shows the power ONE can have to effect a whole group.

  • Tammie Venne
    2019-02-26 00:42

    I Just received this book and I am very impressed. Bullying has always been an issue and has come into the public light more these days. I really loved the message about sticking up for our friends and realizing that there is always someone bigger out there and that If we all take a stand we can put a stop to bullying once and for all. My daughter also loved the colorful pictures in the book. A great book for kids of all ages!

  • Debbie Lamb
    2019-03-03 08:02

    The Last Bully is a very special book. I wanted to ensure that Davey has all of the tools to help him deal with bullies. It is so hard to explain a bully and that bullies come in all ages. I am a true believer that a 3 year old bully if not stopped with be a 90 year old bully.Bullies come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They don't always frown or are always mean. They are bullies!Hugo explains BULLYING so well!Hugo helps children learn the meaning of respect.

  • Amanada
    2019-03-16 00:50

    I was given this book by a friend and I LOVE IT!The story and illustrations are extremely well done and the additions of the list of vocabulary in the back of the book (to teach/ learn some Spanish) as well as the activities to go with the story are very useful.A wonderful tool to address one of the biggest issues in schools nowadays - BULLYING!

  • Babs Momi
    2019-03-07 00:57

    This anti-bullying book is a wonderful way to help children and adults do what needs to be done about bullying – STOP IT!This charmingly written story gives advice on how to deal with bullying and offers a comforting and encouraging solution for young children and is especially useful in the classroom.I would recommend it to every parent and teacher.

  • Maria Levy
    2019-03-13 02:44

    Let's face it! BULLYING IS A PROBLEM! My kids and I totally support the Anti-Bully Club and wish we could make the message go viral: SET AN END TO BULLYING! EVERYWHERE!THE LAST BULLY is a great way to spread the message and at the same time entertain the little ones!

  • Jhey Lo
    2019-03-08 01:07

    Not only do the kids learn from this book but they will also enjoy looking at the characters of the story.

  • Angela Bowers
    2019-03-05 04:49

    The Last Bully should be an elementary school staple. This book impacted my son and his bully directly. Read more about it on my website griffinshoney(dot)com

  • Sherryl Wilson
    2019-03-01 00:54

    I loved this little book! What a wonderful way to teach character to our children. Complete review on Simply Sherryl http://www.sherrylwilson.com/review-h...

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-26 08:51

    I love this book. What a great message for children. I also love the colorful pictures.

  • Christina Morris
    2019-03-19 07:03

    I'm so excited to be reviewing another one of the HUGO books! I think these are so cute! They also send great messages. I have 2 of the hardcover books that I was sent for reviewing by Happy Language Kids, and all of the books on Kindle. I can't say enough good things about them!This time I got to review The Last Bully. If you haven't already, you should check out my review of The Secret to Happiness.The first thing I noticed about both of these books is the awesome illustrations. I've never seen a child's book that caught my eye more than these. The colors are bright, big, and beautiful. If I didn't like the books so much, I'd cut out the pictures and frame them for my daughter's room. But the books teach important life lessons, so we'll leave them intact.The Last Bully is about Hugo, the happy starfish, and his experieinces with bullying in the ocean. First, he comes across his clownfish friend, Clooney, who is being bullied by Bandit the Barracuda. (Cute names, right?) He tells Bandit he isn't being nice, and that there are always bigger fish in the sea. Bandit shrugs it off. Next, Bandit is being bullied by a bigger fish (Simon the Shark). He tells Simon the same thing, who also shrugs off his warning. He and Bandit decide to start the A.B.C, or the Anti-Bullying-Club to help all the sea creatures. Simon ends up being bullied, and the ABC comes to his aid. Eventually, Hugo is bullied by a very big sea creature and all his friends from the A.B.C come to save the day.Bottom line - bullying is not cool. And The Last Bully teaches that message in a very cute, colorful, and matter-of-fact way. Suzy Liebermann has done it again. Just like The Happy Starfish, The Last Bully has a few mini Spanish lessons in it as well. Your budding reader will learn that No es la verdad translates to "That is not true.", or how to say "Leave me alone!" in Spanish. There are a few other Spanish sentences in the book, which are translated both on the page and in the back of the book. I even learned something when I read them, and I took 5 years of Spanish in high school and college (Okay, so I forgot some of it).Anyway, I highly recommend The Last Bully, as well as all the other HUGO books. My daughter and I enjoy reading them over and over, and even though she hasn't yet been in a situation where she's been bullied, I know she understands that it's not a nice thing to do to others. Thank you, Suzy Liebermann, for this and all of your books! They're nighttime favorites in my house! For more information on the HUGO books, visit www.mystarfish.org.I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  • Crystal Wright
    2019-03-14 05:55

    We were sent a copy of The Last Bully- Hugo the Happy Starfish by Suzy Liebermann to read and give our honest opinion and I have to say I really like the theme. With all the talk about kids being bullied it was nice to have a book to explain what bullying really is in an example that kids can relate to. It was a nice way to talk to Lily about how she needs to respect her brother and not bully him just because she is bigger and can.The book takes you along with the main character Hugo, a starfish who wants to do the right thing and recognizes the incorrect thing, but doesn't stand by and let them continue to happen. Hugo is a great role model for my kids as he takes a stand and is willing to stand up to a bully despite being smaller. In the book (caution this is a spoiler) Hugo observes a clownfish being heckled by a baracuda, as a result he stands up to the much larger baracuda who only mocks him too. Hugo however is not deterred he pushes his quest to the next level creating a club.Throughout the next few pages both Illustration and storyline takes you through several bullying scenarios all to culminate at a final showdown with one of the biggest mammals in the ocean an Orca, who quickly learns that a group is bigger than anyone individual and realizes that he shouldn't bully. The colorful pictures and good wholesome story really made for an enjoyable book. I recommend this book to any parents with small children looking for a way to explain how to react to bullying, or to teach their kids not to bully. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  • Lindsey Silvestrini
    2019-03-18 08:45

    I love that there is a book geared towards young children about bullying. As much as I hate to admit this, my three year old daughter can be a bit of a bully so I was really happy to read Hugo the Happy Starfish: The Last Bully to her. I want to tackle this problem before bullying at home becomes bullying in schools.This book couldn’t have been more well designed for her. She loves movies and books about the ocean so it immediately had her attention. When the book started out with name calling, I knew this would hit close to home! My kids constantly call names when fighting and say things that aren’t true just to hurt each others feelings. It’s something we are really focusing on working on right now.Hugo the starfish has a friend named Clooney and and a bully named Bandit says things about Clooney that simply aren’t true. The tables quickly turn though when the Barracuda is bullied by someone bigger then him the very next day and Hugo immediately comes to his defense, regardless of the way he treated his friend.Together Hugo and friends form the ABC, or Anti Bully Club. The club comes to the rescue of those being bullied and teach an attitude of respect. They quickly discover that everyone needs this club at one point or another.I loved reading this to my kids and talking about it with them. It helped them see the bigger picture in a way that they can understand. There’s always someone bigger and someone meaner. Nobody is perfect and no one should be picked on for any reason. Suzy Liebermann wonderfully demonstrates the power that words can have.Huge the Happy Starfish: The Last Bully is great character education for kids of all ages and will speak to them on a level they can comprehend.