Hugo the Hero

by Amy Drorbaugh


Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2021

Such a perfect book that made me laugh a lot as it reminded me of my own child and what we as parents always tell them – NEVER GIVE UP! A perfect lesson in an awesome story inspiring them to never give up. Love the Silver Tales series teaching perfect lessons in a great story and beautiful illustrations.


Great read aloud!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2021

Amy has done it again! 👏
This is SUCH a cute little story of a boy named Hugo.
As a parent, it can be frustrating when children don’t “finish” what they’re asked to do. In this book, the responses from the parents and sister were just heartwarming! It was a reminder for me that the words I tell my children will stick with them, always.
I HIGHLY recommend this book! The message is fantastic. The illustrations are amazing, as always.
My little 3 and 4 year olds asked me to read it aloud as soon as they saw me holding it! It is an excellent read aloud option.

Monica C.

Excellent Excellent book!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 11, 2021

This book definitely takes the cake of all the Silver Tales books in my opinion! It is about a little boy who never finishes anything and it all comes to a head where he finally learns to finish a task and not give up. Great teaching story to little kids. Love it.

Petra S.

Encouraging family help Hugo succeed

Rated 5 out of 5
May 11, 2021

Quick, easy read with an important message about not giving up when things are hard. Good balance of lovely illustrations and text. Positive, encouraging family whose words of wisdom finally sink in when Hugo needs it. I think Hugo’s dog Little Bit deserves a fair amount of the hero credit too. I like that both Little Bit and the sheep were counting on Hugo to stick to the task. I also like that Hugo’s problem wasn’t instantly solved, he had to go through disappointment and increased effort to solve the problem and use multiple ideas to ultimately succeed.

Lisa G.
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Level 2

All his life Hugo has dreamed of being a hero, a mighty knight in shining armor. There is just one problem: Hugo never finishes anything! When a powerful thunderstorm threatens the village, will Hugo be able to step up, stick to the task, and save the day? Come along with Hugo as he discovers that doing the right thing, even when it’s hard, is what makes a true hero.

70 pages, hardcover

Atlas and His Amazing Adventure, Peter the Persnickety, Gwennie and the Great Green Forest, Glenn and His Goat, Hugo the Hero, and Princess Penny Saves the Day are part of our Silver Tales Series. These hardcover Level 2 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order.

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