AN IMPORTANT AND TIMELY SUBJECT: This book aims to spark discussions about bodily autonomy and consent in a kid-friendly, easy-to-understand way.
A USEFUL TOOL FOR EVERY KID: Don’t Hug Doug will especially appeal to families and classrooms with kids who have sensory issues. But it’s also important for every kid to talk about when they like hugs and when they don’t.
A FUN, IRRESISTIBLE READ ALOUD: Lively text, with plenty of humor, along with bright, bold illustrations make for a read aloud that kids and parents will enjoy again and again.
NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN: Sometimes adults also need to be reminded that not everyone likes hugs, and this book can serve as a gentle reminder to friends and family members that some kids aren’t always comfortable hugging.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Daniel Wiseman illustrated The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart, among many other beloved books for kids.
* “A cheerful approach to basic consent…An excellent update on the golden rule: treat people how they want to be treated.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “A gently humorous picture book that kindly, effectively highlights the importance of asking others before initiating physical contact.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Simple and effective in showing young viewers how to establish bodily autonomy…A great starting point for a conversation about boundaries and how to set them.”—BCCB
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