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published: May 2012
ISBN:9781554539093
publisher: Kids Can Press

Big Bear Hug

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland

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published: May 2012
ISBN:9781554539093
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree? Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest. The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

... the book’s quick humor makes it easy to embrace.


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


... an attractive and appealing book.


... the book’s quick humor makes it easy to embrace.


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


... an attractive and appealing book.


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


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

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Big Bear Hug

This lighthearted modern-day fable tells of a bear who loves hugging trees and other living things bears are known to eat. When he spies a man chopping down a tree, he resists his angry urge to eat him and hugs him instead. The startled man drops his axe and runs away in fright, leaving the bear to give the tree a much-needed hug.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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