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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hugo The Happy Starfish (Children's EBook Review)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was familiar with the starfish character Hugo as I already had one of the books on my Kindle. This was an opportunity to find out more about Hugo and the other books in this series.

One Step A Time - Hugo The Happy Starfish is a great book to teach young children about perseverance, never giving up, and encouragement from others to help you reach your dreams. Hugo lives in the ocean (obviously!) and one day finds a candy wrapper that has a picture of the Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland on it. He thinks it is a most beautiful mountain and wants to visit to see what the world would look like from up there.

Along the way he encounters a few obstacles that make him want to go back to the ocean, but he remembers the words for the Mantra to never give up. Once he finally makes it to the mountain he is daunted by how big it is and doesn't want to attempt to climb the mountain. He meets a sheep who encourages him by telling him that all he has to do is take one step at a time; just think about putting the left foot in front of the right foot and the right foot in front of the left foot.

Eventually Hugo makes it to the top of the mountain and is rewarded with a stunning view.

The "never give up" and "one step a time" lesson is interspersed throughout the story and is an easy way to talk to kids about a time in their own lives when they might have wanted to give up but kept going.

The author, Suzy Liebermann, believes "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." She created this exciting series of charming books about Hugo The Happy Starfish.

Other books in the series on character education teach young children about their feelings, attitudes, choices and consequences. A few of those books are "It's Good To Be Me", "The Secret To Happiness", and "The Last Bully".

 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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