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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.

THINKER

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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.

BALANCED

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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.

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 nothing - Willie helps Hugo by showing him what you can do if you are not doing anything.

Hugo is a little starfish who enjoys making others happy. In return he learns that the most magical gift of all is the present. Come on a sea adventure with Hugo the Happy Starfish as he finds that happiness begins with the appreciation of every moment.

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! Join Hugo as he climbs the Matterhorn, finds the secret of perseverance and learns to take one step at a time. This book is a great tale to teach commitment.

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.


CARING

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.





MAGIC WORDS

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE

THE POWER OF THE WORD

FLYING HIGH

THE JOY OF NOTHING

THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT

ONE STEP AT A TIME

IT'S GOOD TO BE ME

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. In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify.

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.

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Book series of 14 books, each book presents 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.

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Meet HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH – a little starfish with a big heart.


It is Hugo’s passion to make others happy but he still has many things to learn.
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 and mystical islands.

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.

Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood, and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, content, successful and confident human being, Suzy Liebermann has written this charming series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitudes, their choices, and the consequences that follow.

In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify.​

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OPTIMISM


THE REAL WORLD

YES, I CAN!

THE PROMISE

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

BRIDGES OF CREATIVITY

The LAST BULLY

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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.

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.

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.


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.


SIMPLY CHARMING

THE PRESENT

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.

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.

THINKER

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.




KING HUGO

GOOD FRIENDS

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.

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.

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TEAMWORK

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.

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.