Age Range: 4 - 8 years old
Hardcover: 32 pages
ABOUT THE BOOK -
I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.
Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.
Retail - $16.99
I read this book to my 3 and 8 year old daughters for their bedtime story. I expected it to be cute. But I never imagined the reaction that I would get from my daughters. Or the giggles that would ensue during and after the story. Oh my word, it was so precious.
The story follows a little boy and his teddy bear getting ready for bed, and along the way they discover lots of different ways to give a hug. Hug like a dog. Hug like a cat. Hug like a fish. The illustrations are cute and cuddly. The dialog is a cute sing-song type of prose.
As we would read about each type of hug, my 3 year old would giggle and point at the illustrations. I was surprised just how much she enjoyed. After we finished reading, my 8 year old insisted that we act out each type of hug ourselves. Their favorite was the wiggly giggly bug hug which involved lots of tickles and laughter.
Super cute bedtime story which can lead to lots of super cute hugs with your little ones.
About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.
About the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating children's books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children's illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he's not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo. Visit Tim at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com
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