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A Book of Hugs, Hardcover, Newly ill. ed Edition by Ross, Dave (Used)

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Hardcover: Newly ill. ed Edition
Used: Very Good

Publication Date: 1998-12-21
Publisher: HarperCollins
Hardcover : 40 pages
Edition: Newly ill. ed Edition
Author: Ross, Dave
ISBN-10: 0060281472
ISBN-13: 9780060281472

Product Description Have a Hug! There are all kinds of hugs. Porcupine hugs are done very carefully. Knee hugs are good for hugging someone tall. And piggyback hugs are the best way to see a parade. From birthday hugs to Great-Aunt Mary hugs, every hug has a purpose even a lamppost hug. You should never hug tomorrow when you can hug today. But which hug will you choose? Puppy hugs Fraidycat hugs  Birthday hugs I love-you-hugs In this delightfully cuddly book, Dave Ross and Laura Rader team up to give us a warm and friendly look at some of the best kinds of hugs around. An Alternate Selection of Childrens Book-of-the-Month Club. Review Can you imagine what it would be like to hug a bear? An octopus? And how does that differ from a brother hug? Or a Great-Aunt Mary hug? Dave Ross and illustrator Laura Rader's A Book of Hugs explores the full spectrum of hugs with bright, cartoonish illustrations and winsome one- or two-line descriptions. "Fish hugs are very cold and seldom returned," for instance. As for tree hugs, "Some trees are easier to hug than others. Note: If you hug a pine tree too long, you may get stuck on it." In the back you'll find "Facts and Hints About Hugging," including "Never hug tomorrow when you could hug today." This is perhaps the quintessential touchy-feely book, but it is awfully cute... and it makes a sweet valentine for kids of all ages. From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2-Originally published in 1980 with black-and-white drawings by the author, this picture book has been reissued with new full-color illustrations. Beginning with dictionary definitions of "Hug," "Hugger," and "Huggable," the book describes various types of embraces, from the ordinary ("Grandma hugs...are especially nice in the kitchen") to the unusual ("Ice-cube hugs are quite common in February"). The final pages close with facts and hints about these displays of affection, such as "Never hug tomorrow when you could hug today." Minor text changes have been made; for example, "pricker-bush hugs" have been eliminated, while "good-night hugs" and "I-love-you hugs" have been added. The short, simple text works well with the brightly colored, cartoon-style illustrations of animals dressed in goofy clothing. Young children will giggle at the sillier images (an octopus squeezing a surprised fish) and may recognize many of the situations from their own lives (an embrace from Great-Aunt Mary, which leaves lipstick on your cheek). Although some of the paintings are too small for group sharing, this book will work well for intimate groups or as a bedtime read-aloud. Libraries owning the original will probably want to replace it with this attractive update. Dawn Amsberry, formerly at Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review Sweet and silly. -- ALA Booklist About the Author Dave Ross is the author and illustrator of over thirty books for children, including the bestselling A Book of Hugs and A Book of Friends. His favorite kiss from A Book of Kisses is a Good Morning kiss. He has spent many years working with children and currently runs two community organizations for children. He lives with his wife and children in Clifton Park, New York. Laura Rader has illustrated many popular books for children, including A Book of Hugs, A Book of Friends, and A Book of Kisses, all by Dave Ross. She is also the author and illustrator of Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? and Santa's New Suit, which Publishers Weekly called, in a starred review, a "holiday outing [with] plenty of panache." Ms. Rader lives in Southern California.

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