Bullies Are Mean and They Hurt People {review} | Sandling All Day

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bullies Are Mean and They Hurt People {review}

"I don't like bullies because they're mean and they hurt people."  This is what my 7yr old had to say when we finished reading Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Last Bully by Suzy Liebermann.

The story enters on Hugo the Starfish and Clooney the Clownfish.  Looney is bullied by Bandit the Barricuda, and feels bad because of it.

Happiness Begins With Respect

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.

I read this with my son, L.S. (7) who's previously been bullied at shool. While I was reading, he correlated the story to his own experiences. Being bullied is so difficult, especially when it's at school, one place where you should feel safe. I know there are many states that have laws against bullying, and that's great, but when do children learn respect... when do parents teach respect? Because that's what it comes down to... respect.

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 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 our website.

In 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!!!

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1 comment:

  1. I am so glad there are so many wonderful books out there dealing with this issue. I think almost every child has experienced bullying.


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