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Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms Paperback – September 9, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
But we don't read it very often, and I think I know why.
Firstly, this is a *very* long, *very* wordy book. It's definitely better suited for children closer to 8 than to 4, and even then - it's a long book. You have to really make time for it, you can't just fit it in there. This isn't in and of itself a problem, plenty of the books we *do* read a lot are long, but it definitely doesn't make me more likely to want to read it.
Secondly, the mom in the book is... well... just a little needy. By the middle of the book her desperation for a hug starts to weird me out. I understand that kids go through that no-hugging stage, and you do start to really miss them - but I can't help thinking that she'd get more cuddles if she'd just SHUT UP about it already! I know if I want a hug, all I have to do is ostensibly refuse them and the next thing I know I'm being smothered! (And I'm not that needy for them, either.)
It's just not my thing. I know a lot of people sympathize with the mom, and I feel for her, but... it goes a little overboard, and not in the funny way that I like.
It might just be me.
In reading this to my son, I actually changed it up a bit and every time mom asked for a hug, she got one! And then my son & I would hug every time and THEN it was finally a good fun read! But as written....it's horrible!!!!
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My nephew loved this book! My husband is a Firefighter and he loves everything my husband does!Published 8 months ago by Katie
This book is horrible. We ended up rewriting it over the original words.Published 8 months ago by Marie Huggins