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. 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.
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, 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 an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skillsâ€”all amid a backdrop of a colorful island and mystical underwater world.
So what do I think? The book is absolutely adorable and perfect for my 4 year old daughter, Sophia. She`s in Pre-K and she does get homework assignments. One of the assignments requires her to read (or have mommy read to her) a book and then draw a picture based on the book. She loves drawing and reading and this definitely makes a great book to add to her shelf for both personal and school purposes. The book itself is made using quality paper and materials. The story has a variety of bright, attention-grabbing photos and the story itself is short. It`s long enough to read, but short enough to keep her sitting there paying attention. The story line of the book is also nice - teaching about happiness. Basically an adorable and cheerful main character has a passion to make others happy. This is a good tool for introducing the kids to a new language as well.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! It`s age appropriate. It can be read not only at home, but by a school teacher. It has a great story line and lots of colors to keep your attention. This is definitely a great book for anyone who enjoys reading or has young children!
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