May 19, 2013

Book Review: Hugo: The Secret To Happiness

Hugo the Happy Starfish – The Secret To Happiness is all about empathy.  Hugo is trying to figure out how to be happy – first he tries to be happy for an hour, then a day, then a month, then a year and finally he tries to figure out how to be happy FOREVER!

He gets help from the Magic Manta who helps guide him to figure out what he should do to be happy for the time period.  He finds that some of the things that made him happy for a day, make him bored eventually.  With the help of his friends, he can figure out what to do to be happy forever.

This is a great book, hardcover for children to help teach them how to find happiness.  The last page of the book is blank and the kids who read it can draw in their own part for the book to help be more interactive and make sure that they are grasping the lesson that is in the book.  The book also has key phrases repeated in english and spanish to help kids learn spanish or for those kids who may be in ESL classes.

I received a free sample copy of this book to read in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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But About the Book

Imagine Happiness Can Be Learned!

Traveling the ocean in search of happiness, Hugo the starfish found that nothing he could do or get ever made him happy for very long – until he tried a new idea. “I would love to be happy forever,” stuttered Hugo. “That is simple!” smiled his wise friend. “Just share with others!”

Happiness Begins with Sharing.

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 the other things just made him feel better for a little while.

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.

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