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THE POWER OF THE WORD - THE ISLAND OF EMPATHY (HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH - Island Adventures 2: Educational Children's Book Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Suzy Liebermann
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Book Description

Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that HAPPINESS begins with EMPATHY.

contains a great educational lesson about EMPATHY.

On the ISLAND OF EMPATHY Hugo learns about the power words can have and the fact that if he has nothing good to say he is better off not to say anything. Words are like arrows, once you let them go you cannot take them back and depending on how you use them they can hurt.

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.

‘HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH - ISLAND ADVENTURES’ is packed with life lessons for kids, showing them the importance of appreciation, patience, tolerance and optimism amongst others.

Teaching children life skills can be tricky, but with this exciting book your kids will come across some of the most important lessons there are to be learned. Like Hugo, their journey to the real world will be full of character lessons along the way.

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

The story consists of 29 gorgeous illustrations showing a colorful and magical underwater world.

Children will laugh at the delightful characters, hold their breaths in suspense and love to read this story over and over.

The book is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children.

The book comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.
The book is offered in two editions (a version with Spanish introductory vocabulary and an English only version) as well as in different languages such as German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

There are more HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH stories waiting to be discovered. Make sure to read THE LAST BULLY and THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS, THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT, ONE STEP AT ATIME, FLYING HIGH, and many more.
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.
The stories were developed in conjunction with the author’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and they support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.

Get your copy today and be sure to look out for more quality Kindle Books published by HAPPY LANGUAGE KIDS PUBLICATIONS!

This edition offers a number of Spanish words as an introduction to the Spanish language.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1452 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Happy Language Kids LLC; 1st Edition - English Edition with some Spanish Vo edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009H8QSJS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #768,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Book with a Message August 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The Island Of Empathy, teaches kids on why it's so important to speak nicely to one another and what happens if you choose not to. After my kids read it, I asked them to tell me what it was all about. I love that while reading it, they had reactions and interacted with me about what was going on during the story. This series of books really helps kids to learn important topics that may not be easy to teach out children ourselves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sticks and Stones July 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Hugo realizes that words are more powerful than he realized. Good words can make a person feel wonderful while bad words make them hurt. Words are like arrows and can really make a difference in how a person feels. Learn to choose your words very carefully.
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By Angela
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I chose to give this book and author five stars for a well-written story that is not only interesting but also a great lesson in how
to think of other people's feelings and treat others as you would have them do to you! She also had some great pictures that I thought went well with her story. I I liked this book very much and think it will make a very good impression on young and old re children as well as for some grownups who probably should read this too. I received ths book free in exchange for a free good
book. Thanks author! Great job! By Angela
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Power Of The Word September 12, 2013
By Knikki
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay this is the second book in this series that I have read to my children and I have to say that I love this series of book. Each one of the books coincides with the others but each book also teaches your child a positive lesson that needs to be learned and in my opinion many kids now a days don't know. This book "The Power Of The Word: The Island Of Empathy" teaches children how to talk kindly to one another an the importance of that lesson. I love this series and highly recommend it to anyone who has children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Empathy is important! August 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is not the first Hugo book that I have reviewed, but it is by far my favorite! I love that it teaches empathy, a necessary character trait for children to learn. This book teaches the importance of the words that you say and how they are said. The arrow illustrations of hearts and sharp points show the child how words can hurt or make someone feel good.
Not only is this a great book for both my children at home and in my kindergarten class, it is a nice reminder to adults as well. I have seen so many friendships ended just because of how something was said. This story teaches you to be conscious of what you say. An important lesson for all of us!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Suzy Liebermann 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.

THE POWER OF THE WORD - THE ISLAND OF EMPATHY (English Edition) (Hugo THE HAPPY STARFISH - Island Adventures 2: Educational Children's Book Collection) is #2 in her Character Traits Series. Hugo is on a quest to find the real world. He travels to various islands to discover what the real world is all about. The Power of the Word, takes Hugo to the Island of Empathy. Here he learns that good words are like arrows with hearts on the end. They make you feel good all over. On the other hand, words that hurt and are bad or mean are like arrows with sharp points-they hurt.

I believe most kids would enjoy these books. It would be great to have access to these in school's and libraries for parents and teachers to discuss with their children. What a fun way to learn about good character traits.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I love books that not only tell a story but that teach our children through their stories. This series of books teaches our kids very important lessons while keeping their attention with adorable characters and colorful images. I have included several pictures and my full review on my blog that you can visit for the complete review. -> [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful Story :) July 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This little happy starfish adventures to a new island out of the ocean and up to the surface where he learns how powerful words can be..

How bad and cruel words can hurt and how nice, kind words can feel so good..

This little starfish gets a lesson on the two paths, bad words and good words.

I think this is such a sweet tale and a great helper to teach your little ones how bad it is to use in polite words to others, not only will it hurt the person you direct it too, but how it hurts yourself..

Bad words hurt .. and no one should use them ..

This book will save you the trouble in explaining why and I think even make your child stay away from using any harsh word to anyone.. even in just a normal conversation.

I hear so many young kids these days using fowl language and to there parents or anyone on the street, just for looking at them. Harsh, I can't believe it.. I think alot of families could learn from this

and at a young age, kids will never be heading in that direction...

Please check it out, A must buy!!

Thank you Suzy Liebermann another great book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great messages, kids love it
The Hugo series is great, my kids love it even when the story is not the most well written book I have read :). The idea is clear for the kids and it holds their attention. Read more
Published 3 months ago by K. Chavez
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good story but a good lesson.
It's not really a good book, because it doesn't really make a lot of sense as far as a linear story goes. However, it got the point across. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MissGreen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great childrens' book
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I had high hopes for Hugo the Happy Starfish when I heard that it was written in accordance with the IB... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding
THE POWER OF THE WORD - The Island Of Empathy by Suzy Liebermann- Children's Ebook Review
I love the series of Hugo the Starfish. Read more
Published 16 months ago by linskin
5.0 out of 5 stars A lesson for us all
Hugo is so smart, he not only teaches our children, but he reminds us adults of behaviors. I a world full of critics, judgers, negativity, it is important to teach and be reminded... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rose A Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars THE POWER OF THE WORD - The Island Of Empathy Book Review
This children's book teaches about feelings. In this book Hugo visits The Island of Empathy. On The Island of Empathy Hugo learns that words can make a person feel good or bad. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Joana
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and Fun Learning
The artwork is wonderful. It's colorful and nicely drawn. As are all the books in this children's educational series. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Megan Strong
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!
I love that Suzy Liebermann is able to tell a fun story while sharing important life lessons. She is skilled in delivering a powerful message while keeping children enthralled... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE the WORDS
Hugo is such a smart little star fish. He is absolutely adorable and the lessons are just what a young reader needs to be reminded of. Great story line with a reason to teach. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Pen Name
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More About the Author

A native of Germany and former resident of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Islands of the Bahamas and Switzerland, Suzy Liebermann--now living in the USA--has travelled the world in pursuit of language, art, and culture.

Having found it, she now shares it with the world's teachers, parents, and children through educational literature. Leveraging her decades of global experience teaching in German, Spanish, French, and English with a degree in foreign language translation and a master's degree in business management and international business, she launched Happy Language Kids Publications in 2010 as an interactive language learning program for children and their young-at-heart elders.

This program is particularly aligned with the aims and values she upheld as a teacher of cultural art and foreign language at a prestigious International Baccalaureate World School.

Character Development for Children

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.

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 includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills--all amid a backdrop of a colourful island and mystical underwater world.

I have always had a love for teaching and helping others. Being able to share the wisdom of the right attitude through my stories gave my life a new goal to make a difference in the world.

Today I live my dream of helping others to find the right attitude for life - because life gets so much easier with the right attitude. We might not be able to control life's circumstances or other people's actions however we can control our attitude towards them.

With lots of LOVE and HAPPINESS,

Suzy Liebermann

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