Hi, my name is Don Kiriella. Writing has always been my passion, and I wanted to spread this gift to millions of children around the world. The purpose of this book was to help raise awareness to bullying. Millions of kids throughout the United States are bullied because they are different, but I wanted to help stop this issue. Fred the Tomato is used as an example to represent these undermined bullied kids. Furthermore, it goes to show that if one kid stands up for another, that it will take us one step closer as a nation to eradicate this disease, and make the world a safer place for generations to come.