I love to read to my kids. More importantly I love reading books that have a good meaning to them.
Hugo The Happy Starfish is just right up my ally. Written by Suzy Liebermann, Hugo is a about a Starfish with a big heart and a curious mind. Suzy is a native of Germany and also resided in Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Islands of the Bahamas and Switzerland and is now living in the US. With all her travels she has pursued language, art and culture. From her site:
“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 with a degree in foreign language translation and a master’s degree in business management and international business, she launched Happy Language Kids Publications in 2010 as an interactive language learning program for children and their young-at-heart elders.
Hugo comes in many different stories ranging from finding happiness to bullying. There are 6 books where Hugo learns about himself and being happy. Then there are the Island Adventures where he learns about respect, commitment, confidence and more.
I received Hugo the Happy Starfish- The Secret of Happiness to read to my kids. This book follows Hugo as he tries everything material wise to make himself happy and then as he learns what true happiness means. The book is full of very colorful and detailed pictures and it even has some basic spanish words- for example- it teaches the kids that “una hora” means 1 hour. My kids loved reading this and look at the pictures.
These books have are award winning and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit catagory of the USA “Best Books 2012” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. I can honestly see why. Having heard of these books and now finally reading the encouragement they give the kids and the lessons they teach are amazing.
You can find these books in 7 different languages through Amazon Ebooks or you can purchase on Hugo’s Website. There you can also find some games and worksheets for kids to enjoy! Be sure to keep watch for any new adventures by following them on facebook as well!
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