Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Book Review: Hugo The Happy Starfish

Hugo The Happy Starfish
The Secret to Happiness
By: Suzy Liebermann

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tomoson.
Believing that happiness can be learned and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being, Suzy Liebermann has created this series of charming children's books on character education. Utilizing 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 on their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow. The program 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.

Hugo is a little starfish with a big heart! He finds himself in a bit of a slump as we all have and goes out for the search of happiness only to find it in the most unexpected way.
My girls absolutely loved this book. I feel like it helped them to understand how sometimes you do feel like nothing goes your way and everyone can feel depressed at time. You just have to find happiness within yourself.

There were great illustrations in this book and I loved the way they portrayed Hugo with his split feelings.
 Another great thing I noticed was how the Author incorporated a little Spanish into the story as well.
 Every couple pages had just one little phase in Spanish and it was written so easy that the kids picked up on it right away! As a recap for the Spanish lesson, there is also a vocabulary page in the back.
I look forward to receiving another Hugo adventure very soon.
You can find this and other Hugo The Happy Starfish titles on Hugo's website and  Amazon.  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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