Rhyming picture book tells a touching story about a boy who learns that life is not all about winning from his pet dog

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Children today grow in a competitive society that is fixated on winning. Social media often makes kids think that being the best is everything. In her book, “Hugo the Winner” (published by Partridge Singapore in July 2021), author Diana Duncan teaches young readers the value of sportsmanship and humility.

This rhyming picture book tells the story of Hugo, a boy who excels at sports, schoolwork and making friends. But the trouble with Hugo is that, although he is very good at almost everything, he gets really mad when things do not go his way. When Mum and Dad get him a dog called Barney, they hope he will learn to take things more easily. Their hopes are realized when an accident on a day out teaches Hugo an important lesson about being calm and learning to lose graciously.

“With lots of kids losing out on time spent at school and playing sport because of COVID-19, it is important that children learn to cope with all the challenges modern life throws at them,” Duncan states. “Pets are friendly, loving companions who are a real comfort in these challenging times.”

When asked what she wants readers to take away from the story, the author responds, “Enjoyment, laughter an appreciation of rhyme and empathy with Hugo, the main character.”

Visit https://www.partridgepublishing.com/en-sg/bookstore/bookdetails/728365-Hugo-the-Winner to get a copy.

“Hugo the Winner”
By Diana Duncan
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781543760514
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781543760521
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781543760507
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Diana Duncan was formerly a secondary school English literature teacher. She currently lives in Hong Kong.

Partridge Publishing, an imprint of Author Solutions, LLC, aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, India and Southern Africa become published authors. Partridge gives authors in these region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit partridgepublishing.com or call +65 3165 7531 (Singapore), +60 3 3099 4412 (Malaysia), 800014971 (Africa) or 000 800 919 0634 (India).

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