Monday, April 29, 2013

Hugo the Happy Starfish - The Secret to Happiness Review

Book summery:
Hugo is a little starfish. He finds his life dull. Tired of feeling sad, one day he sets off to find happiness. After much searching, he discovers something that makes his heart do a somersault! Sharing with others is the only thing that makes him truly happy; all other things just made him feel better for a little while

Adults strive to teach children to share within their communities. Encouraging children to give teaches them empathy, as well as a sense of social responsibility. Children can feel empowered by giving and sharing with others.

Character education:
Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on positive attitude leads to happy, content, se;f-confident and successful human beings, Suzy Liebermann has created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.

The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings. their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes and introduction to Spanish language, lesson of character, ecological alertness and life skills - all amid a backdrop of a colorful island and mystical underwater world.

About the author: 
Suzy Liebermann - a German born linguist - now living in USA - has travels the world in pursuit of language, art, and culture. Having found it, she now shares it with the world's teachers, parents, and children through educational literature. Leveraging her decades of global experience teaching in German, Spanish, French, and English she wrote the exciting series of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow.
Mr. O reading to Mr. C. They are both very engaged!
We enjoyed this book! I like to colorful and engaging illustrations. I also like that it incorporates some spanish language. This book is available in 7 different languages through The best part is the prompt at the end of the book. It asks the children to draw a picture of themselves helping someone else. Here are the drawings that two of my sons drew.
Mr. O's drawing. He's asking his friend to play with legos to cheer him up.
Mr. R's drawing. After hearing that his brother was offering to play with legos,
he drew a picture offering to build towers with his little brother.

You can lean more about Hugo the Happy Starfish at their website.

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