celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well. Hug. Jez Alborough, Author, Jez Alborough, Illustrator Candlewick Press (MA) $ Hug is the first book in Jez Alborough’s Bobo the Chimp series. Bobo needs a hug but he’s lost and can’t find his mum. Will he ever get the hug he needs?. Hug by Jez Alborough, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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P Dickson, Surrey A must have for any childs library My husband bought this for our two year old and she is in love with it.
Once again, Alborough does a fantastic job with his child-friendly illustrations. Hug is my all time favorite picture book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Give it to all expectant and new mothers you know! Now we have a little one of our own, and Hug was the first book I read to him. I am glad I listened to the reviews – my daughter loves it. Since alborouugh book arrived at our house, I can’t count the number of times Huv had a request for the “monkey book”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As usual great pictures but one word throughout the entire book????
When my husband and I first “read” this book it brought tears to our eyes. K Liljenquist My son is 18 months old and loves this book. We all want a hug. Simple but lovely book for the wee ones.
This Hug book really blew though. What is unique about this book, is that there are only three words used in the whole story – ‘hug’ being the main one, ‘Mummy’ and ‘Bobo’.
Will he ever find the hug he needs?
Bobo’s quest for a hug is truly heartbreaking at times, yet the final hug is the epitome of happiness and comfort. Heartbreaking and heartwarming and overall really cute! If you hug your own kid everytime someone in the story hugs, you will have a great time, too! Of TALL, he says, “Bobo experiences feeling small as well as feeling tall, alboroug in the end he learns that whatever size you are is the size you’re meant to be.
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Through whimsical depiction Alborough expresses this need so effectively, readers of all ages can engage in the experience. If you like beautiful pictures, children, and hugs, get this book and enjoy. Looking forward to sharing this with my Tots in Storytime! This is a fantastic picture book First, in its simplicity of language, for there are only three words in this story.
By the time a preschooler can read this book, he or she will have outgrown it.
And where is his mother? By having the chimp ask a multitude of animals for alborouhh hug, Alborough draws a parallel to the human inhibition to seek affection.
I wouldn’t include this book in my classroom unless I was teaching kindergarten, because the message doesn’t have an educational track to it, but is more of a good book for parents to read to their children because it is family inclusive and has good imagery. The way he puts his little head down when he sees everyone else is accompanied expect for him. It also encouraged the caregivers to give the toddlers a great big hug!
By Mom in Midwest My 2 year old daughter loves this book.
They keep the reader engaged and compliment the story very well as well as the repetitive nature of the book. Just try to resist Jez Alborough’s latest charmer!
The monkey looked around, wanting a hug. For balance, I’ve also included the two bad alborougj The kind of book that will make you crazy to read but that your toddler will LOVE and request over and over. He likes to ‘read’ the text, which is largely the word “hug,” which appears many, many times.
Justin Gaines “Corporate Rocker”, Atlanta, GA This book hit a chord for my children and me, even though they were 6 before they first saw it.
Jjez 09, Nel rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 13, Kalynda rated it liked it Shelves: By Oh Fiddly Sticks. She makes all the animal sounds. Jrz is an adorable book for the very young: I could see the animals moving through the pictures.