How can it be that a book with only one word--hug--repeated throughout, can be so good? The proof is in the pudding (or the wilds of Africa) in Jez Alborough's picture book Hug, a delightful mini odyssey of a baby chimpanzee on the hunt for his mum and a cuddle.
Our little friend wanders through the trees, witnessing many other animals from chameleons to giraffes as they snuggle together. "Hug," he says, happily, at first, but then with growing despair as he sees there are no hugs for him. The story is told purely by the expression on the little chimp's face as his hopes are built up and dashed again until eventually, with a huge smile, he finds his mum and reaps the reward.
Hug is a clever, unusual book that portrays the art of children's illustration at its very best: a story brought to life with the stroke of a brush through facial expressions and body language that children will immediately understand.
Ideal for sharing with small ones, this lovely book is a warm, comforting read that cannot fail to please. (Ages 1 to 4) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Infused with heartfelt themes, board books and novelty titles galore emerge just in time for Valentine's Day. Hot on the trail of little Bobo's love-seeking jungle jaunt, author/ illustrator Jez Alborough's witty marker pen illustrations supplement spare text in Hug. After witnessing many other animals' embraces, he finds a hug of his own. ( Jan.)
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little book. It is so sweet. My Grandaughter loves this book. She always picks it for her Papa to read.Published 22 days ago by Chris Roady
My three year old daughter likes this book, but I LOVE this book! There are no words used in this book other than the word hug, but it successfully communicates its message to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica Rhee
our 15 month old loves it, and gives hugs while we read. face lights up when the Mommy comes and yells "BOBO!"Published 1 month ago by Garrett Heath
We love this book. It only has about three words in it and the pictures are tell the story. Your kids will feel proud when they can "read" it as pre-readers.Published 2 months ago by S. Downham
One of my favorites! My preschoolers love this book - it's my traditional "end of the year" gift to them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CG
Cutest book ever! I loved reading this book with my mom as a kid, and gave it to her for Mother's Day as a reminder that no matter how far away, I will always love her hugs and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shelby Brown
I love the emotions this little book brings about in my own heart. I just love its simplicity, yet it is full of memories.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer