Details: FLYING HIGH - HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH is written by Suzy Liebermann. She has an entire series of children's stories relating to character traits. Each revolve around Hugo The Happy Starfish. Her books are very colorful, and great reading for kids of all ages. She says, "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,I have created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH." Suzy does a great job with this. She has written this series to help educate children about their feelings, their attitudes, their choices and the consequences that follow.
Review: Flying High, is about finding Happiness. Hugo the Happy Starfish must travel to various islands to learn about different character traits, life skills, and ecological alertness. This is the first in her series. However, it is my belief that you don't have to start with this book to enjoy the series, but might be beneficial.
Hugo has a big heart and he wants to make others happy. To be truly happy, one has to have the right attitude. This is what Hugo learns. He also learns what it means to be open minded, which can be confusing to kids. Hugo also learns about enthusiasm and how important it is to be enthusiastic to learn new things.
As I read each of Suzy's books in this series, it is interesting to see how Hugo is so much like children in general-very enthusiastic and curious. This is a great series to get. You can start by getting the first book in the series here.
Pros: Very good at teaching character traits to kids through Hugo the Happy Starfish.
Cons: The ebook doesn't allow you to zoom in on the android phone. Don't know if the same holds true for a tablet. Author is aware of issue and working on correcting it.
My Rating: Thumbs UP!
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