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Hugo The Happy Starfish : Character Education

Bryson started Kindergarten in August. It seemed like he turned into a boy I didn’t know anymore. He was acting out and doing things that he shouldn’t and he knew better! I tried explaining to him that things he (and his classmates)  thought was funny really wasn’t and was hurting someones feelings. That’s why I feel in love with Hugo The Happy Starfish. Hugo The Happy Starfish book is a series of books that go over the different important characters that each person should have. I had a chance to review Hugo The Happy Starfish The Last Bully and Hugo The Happy Starfish The Secret to Happiness. 

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Summary of The Last Bully (According to Site): 

Hugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they’re bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect. By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there’s always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others, not bullying them.

Summary of The Secret of Happiness (According to Site):

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 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.

My Opinion:

I read these books to my children while we were in the vehicle. My son was very into the books. I loved the questions that he started asking me after I finished. You can tell he was really learning from these books. He was explaining to me about a smaller kid in his class and how some kids won’t share with him, but he’s going to when he goes back to school. Not only was he going to share, but he was going to ask his friend to share also!! Finally after many talks he was getting the point. My favorite book was the Secret to Happiness. There so many lessons to be learned in that book. The first one was how having items only brings a moment of happiness. But sharing and giving bring long-term happiness! So it also teaches how giving is a great thing, and you shouldn’t always expect things in return. I especially loved the fact later that day my son gave his sister a sucker.

My kids love books. I love the fact that they want to read aka look at the bright colorful pictures. I am always looking for things that have a multipurpose. These books make it fun for them to read, but also teach them a life lesson that isn’t always easy to teach!!


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Purchase Hugo

The Last Bully Kindle 4.99 on Amazon 

The Secret to Happiness Kindle 4.99 on Amazon 

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