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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 include lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills—all amid a backdrop of a colourful island and mystical underwater world.

Meet HUGO – a little starfish with a BIG HEART. Fortunately he has more than just a big heart, he also has a CURIOUS MIND.

Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness — all against the colorful backdrop of a magical underwater world, mystical islands and mountains.

Join Hugo the Happy Starfish on his journey as he discovers that having the right attitude is the best way to be — and the only way to be truly happy.

ISLAND ADVENTURES     Book series of 14 books, each book presenting a different attitude.

Hugo the Happy Starfish is a little starfish whose home is at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to visit the real world, and one day he decides to go and find it. Hugo's journey to the real world isn't quite as straightforward as he hopes. He is sent to a series of different islands where he learns important character lessons. By the end of his journey, the little adventurer has visited fourteen islands, made many new friends, and is sailing through the turquoise ocean headed towards the Islands of the Bahamas.

HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS
Awardwinning children's book Series Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS    Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILRDEN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of the USA “Best Books 2012” Awards. Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that HAPPINESS STARTS WITH EMPATHY. The story contains a great educational lesson about EMPATHY AND SHARING which parents will love while children will be intrigued by the inspiring characters and power SHARING can have.

The Last Bully Hugo the Happy Starfish
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THE LAST BULLY  Hugo founds the Anti-Bully Cub and teaches the Bullies a valuable lesson about RESPECT.  THE LAST BULLY is a great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.  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. This is a confidence-boosting book for children, showing them that being different is OK and the best way to deal with bullies is to tell someone about it. 

THE LAST BULLY   Anti-Bully Work- and Coloring Book  120 pages of word searches, mazes, math problems, writing prompts, anti-bullying pledge, coloring pages and other fun activities for children. Key features of the book: The Last Bully story in text format; flexible, hands-on, engaging; for parents/ children, schools, youth groups, counseling groups, after-school programs; written for grades 1-3, yet accessible for younger kids and appealing to older children.

It's good to be me Hugo the Happy Starfish

IT'S GOOD TO BE ME  Hugo is a little starfish in the big ocean. He receives some magical wishes and decides to change his looks. At the end he realizes that he is perfect just the way he is. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins self-acceptance.

One Step at a Time Hugo the Happy Starfish

ONE STE P AT A TIME  Hugo is a little starfish with a big sense of adventure. One day he finds an empty candy wrapper with a picture of a huge chocolate mountain. Hugo discovers that his chocolate mountain is in fact a real mountain, which is called the Matterhorn and is located in Switzerland. He decides to set off on a journey to find this mountain – a huge challenge for a little starfish!

Hugo learns that if he quits quitting he can climb any mountain, one step at a time.

The Magic of the Moment Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE MAGIG OF THE MOMENT  Hugo learns about feelings and that feelings only last for a little while. He learns that after rain there is sunshine, even if he has to wait for a little while. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with the appreciation of every moment.

The Joy of Nothing Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE JOY OF NOTHING is a children’s book about nothing – something – and everything.
Hugo the Happy Starfish is a little confused! His friend Willie the Mouse says he is doing nothing, but it looks to Hugo that he is sitting on a rock – that's something! In this simple story for younger readers – explaining the meaning of friendship. 

Hugo learns to appreciate his friend and that sometimes in order to be a good friend you have to do nothing but spend time with him.

ISLAND ADVENTURES a journey through the Character Islands of the Bahamas

By the end of his journey, the little adventurer has visited fourteen islands, made many new friends, and is sailing through the turquoise ocean headed towards the Islands of the Bahamas.

FLYING HIGH                                               Island Adventures 1
Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Enthusiasm he learns to stay balanced and how to use his enthusiasm wisely.Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with ENTHUSIASM.

Hugo learns a lesson about self-control and how to stay balanced.

Flying High Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE POWER OF THE WORD                        Island Adventures 2
Hugo is little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Empathy he learns how powerful words can be. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with EMPATHY.

Hugo learns what power words can have and how important it is to better say nothing he has nothing good to say.

The Power of the Word Hugo the Happy Starfish

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE                          Island Adventures 3   Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Optimism he learns about positive thinking skills and discovers his own truth. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with OPTIMISM.

Hugo learns that he has the choice to see the world in a positive or negative light and that everybody can have their own truth.

Happiness is a Choice Hugo the Happy Starfish

MAGIC WORDS                                     Island Adventures 4  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Respect he finds a magic treasure and learns that it pays to be polite to others. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with RESPECT.

Hugo learns about the importance and power of PLEASE and THANK YOU.

Magic Words Hugo the Happy Starfish

BRIDGES OF CREATIVITY                                     Island Adventures 5 Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Creativity he becomes an artist and learns to think outside the box. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with CREATIVITY.

Hugo learns to think out of the box and be creative.

Bridges of Creativity Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH                                     Island Adventures 6 Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Integrity he learns that it is better to admit an honest mistake than to lose a friendship. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with INTEGRITY.

Hugo learns about lying and stealing and that trust together with friends can be lost within seconds.

The Moment of Truth

THE PROMISE                                                         Island Adventures 7  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Commitment he realizes how important it is to keep a promise. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with COMMITMENT.

Hugo learns that actions count more than words and how important it is to keep your word.

The Promise Hugo the Happy Starfish

YES I CAN!                                                                  Island Adventures 8 Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Confidence he learns to believe in himself and discovers that learning from his mistakes is the key to success. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with CONFIDENCE.

Hugo learns that in order to be successful in something he first has to believe in himself.

Yes, I can! Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE PRESENT                                                               Island Adventures 9 Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Patience he learns how important it is to always give his personal best and that the effort he puts in today will reward him in the future. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with PATIENCE.

Hugo learns to be patient, appreciate the moment and finds out about the secret of time.

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GOOD FRIENDS                                                        Island Adventures 10  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Tolerance he learns not to judge others. He discovers that good friends come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with TOLERANCE.

Hugo learns that good friends come in all colors, shapes and sizes.

Good Friends Hugo the Happy Starfish

TEAMWORK                                                            Island Adventures 11  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Cooperation he discovers that a team working together can achieve so much more than one alone. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with COOPERATION.

Hugo learns that one can do a lot, however a team can do so much more.

TeamWork Hugo the Happy Starfish

SIMPLY CHARMING                                                Island Adventures 12 Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Appreciation he discovers how a simple compliment can make someone’s day. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with appreciation. “Simply Charming” contains a great educational lesson about the ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE/ APPRECIATION.

Hugo learns about how good it feels to make others feel good.

Simply Charming

KING HUGO                                                             Island Adventures 13  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Independence he gets to show what he knows and becomes king of the island. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with INDEPENDENCE.

Hugo shows what he knows. 

King Hugo Hugo the Happy Starfish

THE REAL WORLD                                                  Island Adventures 14  Hugo is a little starfish and he longs to visit the real world. On the Island of Curiosity he and his friends are captured by a pirate. Hugo manages to become friends with the pirate and they end up sailing together to the Islands of the Bahamas. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with CURIOSITY.

Hugo finally makes it to the real world and gets to sail to the Islands of the Bahamas which makes him very happy as he is a curious and adventurous little starfish.

The Real World Hugo the Happuy Starfish