Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hugo the Happy Starfish: Magic Words~Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Author: Suzy Liebermann
Publisher: Happy Language Kids, LLC
Length: 29 Pages

About the book:
MAGIC WORDS (THE ISLAND OF RESPECT) contains a great educational lesson about the power some few magic words like ‘THANK YOU’ and ‘PLEASE’ can have.

On the ISLAND OF REPSECT Hugo learns that some things can be paid with resect instead of money and gold. He learns how to be respectful and polite and that it is very important to treat others the way he wants to be treated by others: with respect!

Hugo is a little starfish whose home is at the bottom of the wide ocean. He longs to visit the real world, and one day he decides to go and find it. Hugo's journey to happiness isn't quite as straightforward as he hopes though. He is sent to a series of different islands where he is taught important character lessons.
By the end of his journey, Hugo has visited fourteen islands, made many more friends, and, most importantly, learned how to be a better starfish.

Our opinion:
This Children's Book really helped Ms. Middle learn about her feelings.  She knows the reason for saying Please and Thank You, but this book really illustrated why she should use those oh-so-helpful {and polite} words.  Hugo the Happy Starfish: Magic Words really hit home with Ms. Middle.  I loved seeing her face as she realizes what was happening with Hugo.  She noticed right away that He wasn't being nice to his friends and as the story progressed, she 

"Please and Thank You are important words.  You and Daddy tell me that, too.  When Hugo was mean and nasty, he didn't get burgers.  When he said Please and Thank You he got lots of burgers."
~Ms. Middle, age 4

{For more info on the products and the author your can go to www.MyStarfish.org}

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