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This gentle and beautiful story of the relatable Hugo and the patient Lulu is one of our bedtime favorites. Hugo's persistence in overcoming his fear coupled with the encouragement from friends 'uplifts' and inspires at the end of the day. Set in a Parisian Park, and beautifully illustrated, I can't help but think this story would make a gorgeous animated movie.
You and your child will love Hugo. He is easy to identify with, and the story will resonate with almost all children (and probably their parents too)! I am a school psychologist and plan to use this with students struggling with anxiety or phobias, as it is a great illustration of using your support network to develop coping skills to face your fears. Plus, the illustrations are ADORABLE. Hooray for Hugo!
I love books, especially beautiful picture books. Maybe it's because I tend to be very retrospective, and all of those oldies but goodies (Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle) always make me so happy because they were such a big part of my childhood. Let's Go Hugo, is definitely one of those books I want to introduce to the kids I know and love in my life and I'm sure years from now they'll be reading it to their kids!
The illustrations are adorable and beautiful, but the main reason this book is special is the message. It teaches children (and let's face, it adults too) about overcoming your fears and being open to letting the people around you help you unlock your potential.
Not only would this be a great book for kids, but also someone just graduating and finding their place in the world. Highly recommend!
I bought the book for my daughter. She was 4 at the time and the books message was amazing. It taught her that there is a whole world out there to explore. The illustrations are so well put together that everyone can enjoy the book. Well worth the money spent to get this book.
I love the story and so do my granddaughters, Pilar and Biulu. They both want to go to Paris, preferably with Hugo. Five-year-old, Biulu, particularly liked that the story was a "romance." We studied the drawings and talked about the way Angela Dominguez did them. Soon we were drawing in ink and gluing tissue paper on stiff paper and drawing in ink. What better compliment to an artist than to try out her techniques. We three are hoping for more Hugo adventures and talked about where he might go next. Jeanne Betancourt