First published in 1985, this new board book edition of The Hug revisits the story of one lonely hug. Feeling unneeded, the hug sets out to become something different. It uses its large round shape to turn itself into a tire swing, but the swinging makes the hug dizzy. And when the hug tries to be a toilet seat, it finds the flush too scary. Maybe all the hug really needs is a little practice to remember how good it feels to give—and receive—hugs!
With playful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Yayo, Lesley Simpson’s imaginative text exudes warmth and compassion while inviting young children to recognize hugs in everyday objects, and to think up their own.
“This is a cute book for young children about the value of sharing hugs presented in a playful way.”—Quiverfull Family, 11/01/10
“The final test: when I read it to my daughter she stopped me mid-way and kissed the hug and then she hugged the book.”—Word of Mouse Book Reviews, 11/01/10
“I found this to be a wonderful book about hugs …”—notimeforflashcards.com, 03/13/11
“… a wonderfully original book that totally delivers a powerful message about being you.”—Resource Links, 02/11
“What a wonderful story to share with toddlers!”—edwardsbookclub.com, 10/10