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Big Bear Hug (Life in the Wild) Hardcover – Picture Book, September 1, 2009

4.9 out of 5 stars 102 ratings
Book 1 of 7: Life in the Wild

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Kindergarten-Grade 2—"There once was a bear so filled with love and happiness that whenever he roamed the forest and came across another living thing, he would give it a hug." The joke follows when a page turn reveals a shocked and terrified bunny caught up in his big arms. The sweet but deadpan text paired with the almost slapstick cartoon art makes for an entertaining conservation story. This large, lovable, dopey-looking bear loves hugging trees—all kinds of trees—most of all. When he observes a man staring up at one, he thinks he has found a kindred spirit—until the man takes a swing with his axe. The completely enraged animal must then find a way to stay true to himself and save the tree. Flat illustrations done in Photoshop feature simple shapes in blues, greens, and browns with plenty of white space. While ultimately the message here is a little heavy-handed, the book's quick humor makes it easy to embrace.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA END


... an attractive and appealing book.―Quill & Quire

This debut is a treat for the tree hugger in all of us.―Kirkus Reviews

Oldland's rustic-styled digital artwork looks like a hip flannel pajama print ... and his pictures play sly comic foil to the earnest text.―Publishers Weekly

... the book's quick humor makes it easy to embrace.―School Library Journal

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : AD450L
  • Grade Level : Preschool - 2
  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 155453464X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1554534647
  • Product Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.33 x 8.33 inches
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press; Illustrated Edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Reading level : 3 - 7 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 102 ratings
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