Monday 23 December 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Lazy Hugo by Sajjad Sattari

Lazy Hugo
Author: Sajjad Sattari
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 8th August 2019

Book Description:
Hugo is a boy who loves eating and sleeping and hates exercise. Because he is lazy, his room is always messy, and he does not even care about his hygiene. He takes a bath only when he is forced to, and he never brushes his teeth. One day, two tooth worms named George and Arthur find a way to his teeth and choose one to live in. Soon, a few homeless tooth worms show up, asking George and Arthur to let them live there. Arthur and George happily agree and ...

This book makes children familiar with the negative effects of laziness and emphasizes the importance of dental hygiene.

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When it comes to demonstrating poor personal hygiene and bad habits, no one fulfills this role better than Hugo. He's your all-round messy, lazy hippo who requires quite the incentive to improve his lifestyle. That incentive comes in the form of George and Arthur, two worms that have taken up residence inside his teeth.

I didn't quite like the opening few pages as I felt detached from the story and the characters, partly because it was pure exposition and lacking interaction between the characters. However, as the story went on and the author introduced dialogue and scenes where the characters were engaging in conversation, the story became enjoyable and purposeful.

It was a good read with a thoughtful message for young minds. Great illustrations.


Award: Silver
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Source: Own copy

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