This was an AWESOME book showing tolerance towards others. It doesn’t matter if they are huge or thin, look different, many people can be a potential friend if you only give them a chance. Apparently some of my followers located in Canada were not able to download this free yesterday because of living in Canada, which makes me so very sad.
I think that this would be a great story for children in grades two and under. It could also be used with the school curriculum whether for Grandfather Teachings or character Education. Every single page was a large, bright and colourful picture with the words up in the sky. I would wholeheartedly recommend this one!
I am a little under the weather so you will have to forgive my lack of description today. I read this story to a couple of my friends children to get their reactions — because we were at the beach, so it seemed appropriate, but I cannot quote them tonight. I had recorded it to give you exact words again, but it was along the lines of good story, liked the pictures and they thought it was good for Jk/SK level. Their favourite character was the green star fish, I believe that was the feather light one. My apologizes for my lack of detail tonight.
I found the authors own website: http://www.SuzyLiebermann.com
The book can be purchased from here for my fellow Canadian followers
What did you think of the book? Did you like it as much as I did? Who is you’re favourite character?
Product Description – NOT written by my
Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that HAPPINESS begins with TOLERANCE. This book contains a great educational lesson about TOLERANCE AND FRIENDSHIP.
On the ISLAND OF TOLERANCE Hugo learns not to judge others by their appearance. He discovers that good friends can come in all shapes and sizes and that you have to be tolerant in order to have good friendships.
Hugo is a little starfish whose home is at the bottom of the wide ocean. He longs to visit the real world, and one day he decides to go and find it. Hugo’s journey to happiness isn’t quite as straightforward as he hopes though. He is sent to a series of different islands where he is taught important character lessons.
By the end of his journey, Hugo has visited fourteen islands, made many more friends, and, most importantly, learned how to be a better starfish.
‘HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH – ISLAND ADVENTURES’ is packed with life lessons for kids, showing them the importance of appreciation, patience, tolerance and optimism among others.
Teaching children life skills can be tricky, but with this exciting book your kids will come across some of the most important lessons there are to be learned. Like Hugo, their journey to the real world will be full of character lessons along the way.
In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify.
The story consists of 29 gorgeous illustrations showing a colourful and magical underwater world.
Children will laugh at the delightful characters, hold their breaths in suspense and love to read this story over and over.
The book is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or 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 book is offered in two editions (a version with Spanish introductory vocabulary and an English only version) as well as in different languages such as German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
There are more HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH stories waiting to be discovered. Make sure to read THE LAST BULLY and THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS, THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT, ONE STEP AT A TIME and many more.
Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.
The stories were developed in conjunction with the author’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and they support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.