For The Sake Of Hugh Manatee

Maddie and Hugh's BIG adventure

Children - Educational
32 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2013
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Author Biography

Dr. Udo Wahn is a Del Mar, CA surfer and environmental activist serving as a core volunteer for Surfrider Foundation. He semi-retired from his practice of Ob-Gyn in 2008 to spend more time with his young son Paolo “Cabo” and his wife Aleida.

He has penned 5 children’s books.

Cabo and Coral Go Surfing!

Cabo and Coral’s Secret Surf Spot

Cabo and Coral Reef Explorers

Cabo and Coral Dog Days of Summer- 5 Stars by Readers Favorite Review

For the Sake of Hugh Manatee- 5 Stars by Readers Favorite Book Review

The aloha spirit permeates through all of his books in the Cabo and Coral series of kids books for the ocean minded child. All the books are of an educational and inspirational nature and can be read in any order.

His books have been featured in Surfing Magazine, The Surfer’s Journal, and Surfrider’s Making Waves.

His books have been endorsed by the likes of, Artist and ocean conservationist Wyland, World champion surfer and International Surfing Hall of Fame, Linda Benson, World Longboard champion, Taylor Jensen, World champion standup paddler Candice Appleby and legendary World champion surfer, Shaun Tomson.

Dr. Wahn donates partial proceeds from all of his books to non-profits such as Surfrider Foundation, The Helen Woodward Animal Center, Heal the Bay, the Rob Machado Foundation and the Ocean Institute.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

For the Sake of Hugh the Manatee: Maddie and Hugh's Big Adventure is written by Pete Hodgson and Udo Wahn M.D. with artwork by Ron Croci. It is a creative and unique piece, written with imaginative characters and plot but conveys the reality of truth in the message. This is a story of adventure, excitement, and caring for humanity and the earth.

Maddie lives by a river and the sea and goes to school at a seaside learning center. When school is over, she goes down to the water in search of her favorite friend Hugh, who is a manatee. Hugh is not feeling himself so he and Maddie set out on an adventure back to the salt water of the ocean, hoping to find a cure for Hugh and what ails him. Using her Standup board, Maddie ventures with Hugh through the fresh water river to the ocean, only to find along the way that the once clear water has been polluted. With help from the other sea creatures, family, and friends, Maddie sets a goal to help clean up the ocean and the river environment so her sea and river friends can live in a healthy environment.

Pete Hodgson and Udo Wahn have done a fantastic job. The book pages themselves are beautifully laid out and displayed with colorful, vibrant pictures for children and adults of all ages to enjoy. This book is absolutely a treasured learning resource. The importance of the message within its pages is a great one; keep the water environments clean and safe for all who live in and around them.

Ron Croci

Thank you very much for the outstanding review. It was my honor to contribute to this outstanding piece of children’s literature.

Udo Wahn

Kelly Slater, 11 times World Champion Surfer, ” This is Great!”

Udo Wahn

“This book is of gigantic importance for our planet. It is a wonderful and engaging book that will teach our children how to help save our oceans and water sheds. Standup paddle boarding is the perfect way to explore and enjoy our ocean and waterways. Thank you Dr. Wahn for your endless contribution to humanity. Read this book to your children and then pass it on!”
-Linda Benson – World Champion, 5 x US Champion, International Surfing Hall of Fame.

Udo Wahn

“Maddie James continues to cast a spell on all of us about her dream to save the oceans.”
-Wyland- Artist and Ocean conservationist.

Udo Wahn

-“Simply put, this book is stunning! The book beautifully depicts the joy of stand up paddling, all while sending a positive Ocean Minded message that readers of all ages can relate to, learn from and enjoy.”
-Candice Appleby – World Champion Standup Paddler, and Pipeline Women’s Longboard Champion.

Udo Wahn

“A fantastic tale of adventure and learning right from the start. A fun filled, exciting and funny story for children that is full of important environmental and educational facts. The world needs more books like this to help the future generations learn about caring for the environment from a young age. This message resonates with me very deeply and it’s a cause I am very passionate about. I will definitely be reading his book to my child in the years to come!”
- Taylor Jensen – 2x ASP World Longboard Champion.

Udo Wahn

“A terrific waterbound adventure with vibrant illustrations that will teach and entertain your kids at the same time. ”
-Chris Dixon - Author of Ghost Wave. Named the #1 adventure book by Chronicle books.

Udo Wahn

“What an awesome concept for a children’s book!”
- Kimball Taylor -Editor Surfer magazine.