Told in joyful rhymes and bright illustrations, One Hug celebrates the many ways we embrace our loved ones.
As a family wakes up to begin preparing for the arrival of their immigrant relatives, the littlest girl begins to feel left out and nervous. But an encouraging brother and the welcoming arms of her grandma help end the day with a belly full of food, jars full of fireflies, and all in cozy, snuggly slumber.
From the dazzling talents of debut author Katrina Moore and illustrator Julia Woolf comes a fun, cuddly story that reminds readers how one simple hug can go a long, happy way. A perfect read-aloud to share in classrooms or at bedtime!
Soft and strong, warm and snug,
What's your favorite way to hug?
Mom will SQUEEZE you like a bear;
Dad will WHOOSH you through the air!
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About the AuthorKatrina Moore is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her most recent publications include The Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan, and an article on retirement and interdependence among Japanese baby boomers in Anthropology and Ageing (SUNY, 2014).
Julia Woolf worked for twenty years in animation, including a twelve year period working in the US for Dreamworks. After returning to the UK she decided to do the MA in Children's Book Illustration in Cambridge at Anglia Ruskin University. She is the author/illustrator of Giraffe on a Bicycle and various board books. She lives in Kent. Follow her on Twitter @juliawoolf and on Instagram @juliawoolfbooks.
"The simple rhyming text describes the many ways loved ones may hug. Although the text focuses on different kinds of hugs, the overall story manages to dig deeper into the many facets of love, affection, and what makes a family. An enjoyable read-aloud to be shared one-on-one or in a small group setting. Recommended."--School Library Journal
"In a story that celebrates family, one unique hug at a time, One Hug shares the joy of a family being united... With vivid and energetic illustrations by Julia Woolf, and the rhythmic, rhyming of Katrina Moore's words, readers will be caught up in the joy of a special celebration."--Manhattan Book Review