You all know I love these books written by Suzy Leibermann. This program she created is particularly aligned with the aims and values she upheld as a teacher of cultural art and foreign language at a prestigious International Baccalaureate World School. This program is meant to help build character. Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, is why she created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.
We just love these children’s books and my boys are excited every time I tell them we have a new one to read. They are great books to help children build character and learn about their feelings. After we read the stories we always talk about what we think Hugo learned and how he felt at different points in the story. These stories help children learn to seize the day and that yesterday is history-tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present. Hugo always learns something new in each story like about Commitment, in this story and to never give up!
We love story time and know it is a key part of their education but when books come along like these Hugo books that teach in addition to telling stories that is a bonus I jump at. Here is a little video about this story.
This book consists of 28 beautiful illustrations welcoming you into this magical underwater world. My boys laugh at funny segments in the story and sit in suspense or feel Hugo’s sadness during others. This book is a great read aloud book for preschoolers and young children or even a self-read book for older children. The book comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.
The pictures in these stories are adorable and really capture the children’s attention and keep them waiting for me to turn the next page. The adventure takes him from his warm ocean home by turtle back, airplane, train, sled, cable car, ski and even a helicopter ride is in store for this little starfish! He gets tired and weary on this very long and eventually cold journey.
He finds out troubling news and cries some big crocodile tears but decides not to give up. Then after a long day of hiking and walking he is exhausted and whined, “I quit. My feet hurt and I’m tired”. Do you think Hugo completed his adventure or did it just become to much for him? You need to check out this book to find out what happens!
The book is available in 6 different languages: ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND PORTUGUES and it can be purchased on AMAZON for $5.99. Get your copy today and be sure to check out more of the great quality kindle books published by Happy Language Kids Publications!