There is nothing better than receiving a hug; arms wrapped tightly and lovingly around you. When it comes to our children, I cannot think of any better little people to hug. Adding the words, “I’m going to give you a bear hug,” makes the hug that more special, because bears are big, which can only mean it will be a big hug. That verse is one author Carolina B. Cooney wrote for her now three grown children, when they were young. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is also the tile of her new picture book for children, which was published in December.
About the Book
“I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.”
Hugs are special in so many ways and it does not matter if the hug comes from a dog, cat, duck or a horse, which are some of the many types of hugs Cooney shares in her book. She even makes a hug from a “creepy crawly snug bug” sound affectionate and one that anyone would enjoy. The amusing rhymes that describe numerous types of hugs are fun to read and are ones children will enjoy hearing. Of course, the best hugs are “bear” hugs children receive from their parents, right before they are carried and tucked into bed.
I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is nicely illustrated by Tim Warnes whose seemingly playful personality comes through on the pages in the book. Cooney and Warnes are a great combination for telling this loving and playful story that makes a great bedtime read or an anytime story.
Cooney has authored 90 books for young adults and I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is her first picture book. You may purchase I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! from Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, as a hardback for $16.99.
Age Range: 4-8 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
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