|About the Book|
Happiness Begins One Step At A TimeHugo 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. Usually when Hugo finds trash in the ocean it upsets him but this timeMoreHappiness Begins One Step At A TimeHugo 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. Usually when Hugo finds trash in the ocean it upsets him but this time what he found made him curious. 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 to take one step at a time and to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.Join Hugo as he finds the secret of perseverance when the road gets difficult. ONE STEP AT A TIME is a story about the need for perspective, whatever mountains we face.This book is the perfect way to teach kids to divide big challenges into little chunks and to take things one step at a time.This book is a great way to teach COMMITMENT and TRANSPORTATION.Meet HUGO, a little starfish with a big heart and a curious mind.In very story of the series he learns about a different character trade/ attitude.The first book of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH is anAward-Winning Finalist in the CHILRDEN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards.The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. I have written this exciting series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow.Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader. Each book also comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.We are sure you’ll agree that life skills and character traits are two of the most important lessons to teach the young. Age-appropriate children’s books are crucial to child development and well-written books that contain a message can expand not only a child’s cognitive abilities, but also their emotional, moral, and spiritual capacities. We believe this distinctive way of sharing a “message” through the medium of an exciting narrative is what has given the books their charm.The stories were developed in conjunction with my teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and they support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.