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  • Other Formats

    9781525305924
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: G
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Sep 01, 2020 Carton Quantity: 44 $17.99 CAD
    $16.99 USD
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Hug?
By (author): Charlene Chua Illustrated by: Charlene Chua
Charlene Chua ,

Illustrated by :

Charlene Chua

Imprint:

Kids Can Press

ISBN:

9781525302060

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 3 - 7
Sep 01, 2020
$17.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 9 x 0.55 in | 0.87 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
 
Best Canadian Picture Books of 2020, CBC Books 2020, Winner
  • Short Description
How many hugs is too many? After coughing up a hairball, a girl's cat doesn't feel well. She gives her cat a hug, which makes the cat feel much better. A dog notices and asks for a hug, too. And then some ducks come along. And a skunk . . . and a bear --- and a porcupine! One animal after another asks the girl for a hug until she's simply had enough. How much more of this can she take? Sometimes a hug is just what you need. And sometimes, it's just NOT!
How many hugs is too many? This girl's had enough! This humorous picture book explores compassion and the importance of setting boundaries. After coughing up a hairball, a girl's cat doesn't feel well. So the girl offers to give her cat a hug, which makes the cat --- and the girl --- feel better. A dog notices and asks for a hug, too. Then some ducks come along asking for hugs. And a skunk . . . and a bear --- and a porcupine! One animal after another comes asking the girl for a hug until she's simply had enough. How much more of this can she take? With spare text and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Charlene Chua has created a playful, funny picture book with an original premise. The story shows how important hugs can be to our happiness --- even the most unlikely of creatures sometimes need one! --- but that doesn't mean they're always welcome. The book is full of laugh-out-loud moments, most of which are found in illustrations that vividly portray the girl's emotions as she grows more worn out with every encounter, encouraging visual literacy. Each spread also shows a hint of the animal that will appear next, building anticipation for what's to come. There are character education connections here to compassion, tolerance and empathy, and a terrific opportunity for discussions about boundaries.

Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore and immigrated to Canada as an adult. She has illustrated almost twenty picture books, but Hug? is the first one she wrote herself. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband and their two cats.

This silly romp is sure to elicit giggles while promoting emotional intelligence. - Kirkus Reviews

... an excellent choice for home libraries for children and their caregivers to discuss emotions, feelings, and setting limits. - CM Magazine

Chua does grant our protagonist plenty of room to resist unwanted affection, a sentiment that is sure to hit home for listeners who aren't as physically demonstrative as others, but the book will also please those who just want a lot of goofy hugging. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A cheerful, funny, and timely story that belongs in all collections. - School Library Journal

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