Hugo the Happy Starfish: The Secret To Happiness {Book Review}


Character education is so important – both at home and in the classroom. As much as I want my daughters to be happy, smart, and successful, I want them also to be excellent citizens. I work with them on being grateful, while trying to balance out my desire to give them the world and make them happy. As a teacher, one of the ways that I helped my students grow, both academically and personally, was through sharing great literature.  Hugo the Happy Starfish books are a great way to teach some pretty great lessons to your children!

This entire character education book series aims to teach children to share and become happy, productive members of their community with a sense of social responsibility.  I had the opportunity to review  Hugo the Happy Starfish:  The Secret To Happiness.   This is an award winning childrens book, and was a finalist in the  CHILDREN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of The USA “Best Books 2012” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Hugo is (obviously) a starfish, and one day, he is bored (a VERY common occurrence among the young people in my house).  Finding his life dull, he sets out to find something that makes him happy.  With the help of his sting ray mentor, he tries many different things.  He finds several things (like treasure) that make him feel happy at first, but finds that they only make him feel better for a little while.  Eventually, he discovers that by helping others, he can be a truly happy starfish.
We loved this book!  It was the perfect choice for a bedtime story for my six year old.  She loved Hugo the Happy Starfish, and the bright and engaging colors and pictures!
Hugo the Happy Starfish


If you are looking for a great character education book series, I highly recommend you check out Hugo the Happy Starfish!


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