What Happens Next

An intimate look at the worlds of the bullied and the bully—and the ways in which the universe connects them.

What Happens Next is the type of picture book that comes along every now and then and stops you in your tracks... A truly multi-levelled story that will resonate with anyone who has been bullied, belittled or felt like an outsider.”

— Maria Martella, Tinlids Inc., School & Library Wholesaler


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Download the Discussion Guide

Discussion prompts for schools, libraries, families, and communities, created by a school and clinical child psychologist with a research background in bullying.

"What Happens Next provides a great opportunity to support children’s social and emotional development, learning to identify and respond to bullying, as well as build empathy skills and understand how others feel."

— Vicky Timmermanis, PhD, School and Clinical Child Psychologist, Toronto District School Board, and author of discussion guides

                  Guide for Grades 1–3 /////// Guide for Grades 4–6

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About the Author & Illustrator

SUSAN HUGHES is the author of over 30 children’s books, including Up! How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones, Off to Class, and Making Canada Home. She is a freelance editor and story coach. She lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. Find Susan on Twitter.

CAREY SOOKOCHEFF is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, and the author/illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She has worked with a wide range of editorial, design and corporate clients. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, two kids, and their dog. Find Carey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To Order

US Distributor: PGW/Ingram Publisher Services

Canadian Distributor: UTP Distribution

Also available through wholesalers and booksellers across North America and online. Questions? Contact the Publisher.