Hugo The Happy Starfish: The Secret to Happiness Review

I received Hugo The Happy Starfish: The Secret To Happiness in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and my differ from your opinions.


Hugo The Happy Starfish: The Secret to Happiness

Hugo the Happy Starfish series was written by Suzy Liebermann.

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.
Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, Suzy Liebermann has created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.
The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills—all amid a backdrop of a colourful island and mystical underwater world.

My Review

I ordered this book because my four-year-old saw it on the computer screen and though it looked like a book he’d be interested in reading. My son loves to read, he reads a little to me and then I read some back to him. I love that at even this young age, he loves to look at books and learn.

The Secret to Happiness book is a book about Hugo The Happy Starfish finding happiness through material means, then learning that material things don’t bring him the happiness he is searching for. I love that Hugo has a big heart, but is just looking for a little direction. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series to see what else Hugo learns about.

The books aim at teaching children about morals and feelings. Both my children like this book and my four-year-old actually reads it to me. I would recommend this book for  children ages 3-8.

Take a look at the entire Hugo The Happy Starfish series.

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  1. My almost 4 year old loves the ocean. We live near a beach too so I think this will be a perfect book to start reading with her. I will look into purchasing it!

    1. My kids love the beach, Gena. This is such a cute book I think your four year old will like it, too!