Board Book - 2014
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Thea and her little brother Tate need a hug -- but sometimes, only a Mommy Hug will do.

When Thea gets mad at mommy, she and her little brother go for a walk around the block.

They meet a snail, a skunk, a porcupine, and a gorilla, and get a hug from each one -- but the hugs are slimy, smelly, pokey, and way too hard! It's not until they get back to mommy that Tate and Thea get a really good hug.

Following the success of the revised board book editions of Alligator Baby , We Share Everything! , and Up, Up, Down , Munsch and Martchenko have created their very first original book designed specifically for preschoolers!

This book was inspired by a brother and sister from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who Robert Munsch met while on a ski vacation.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., ©2014.
ISBN: 9781443133135
Characteristics: 32 pages :,color illustrations,,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Martchenko, Michael - Illustrator


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Sep 17, 2020

Hugs is a really sweet story. I think that the lessons are important for everyone, not only kids, as we often take advantage of, or stay angry at, people who truly love us. The story has to do with Thea, who gets angry with her mom, and then goes for a walk with her brother, looking for hugs from neighbourhood animals (which, as you can imagine, aren’t very comfortable). By the end, Thea reconciles with her mom, and realizes that her mother gives the best hugs. I felt that this story was really meaningful, and heart-warming, and I think it would be touching to many other people, as well. I would definitely recommend that you give this book a try, especially with younger audiences. @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 25, 2016

Cute book in which Thea learns to get over her anger with mom by taking her brother for a walk and watching him look for a hug that's as good as mom's. Munsch is a pretty reliable choice for good books for young children.

Jun 16, 2015

ok book but I don't like also about the front cover where the skunk is bigger then the human

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