Hug Lap-Size Board Book

By Jez Alborough

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Description

"Like a wordless book, the story unfolds through a series of expressive pictures. . . . Alborough makes clear . . . the elation the animals gain from their shared affection." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals -- from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe -- shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire? Jez Alborough transforms a total of three words -- and some of the most tenderly expressive animals ever created -- into an endearing tribute to love and belonging.

Product Details

Price: $12.99  $11.95
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published Date: August 23, 2005
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 10.57 X 0.7 X 9.09 inches | 1.69 pounds
ISBN: 9780763628932

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About the Author

Jez Alborough says, "Bobo and his mommy just had to be chimps -- they've got the best arms for giving hugs!"

Reviews

Like a wordless book, the story unfolds through a series of expressive pictures rather than language. Alborough makes clear the chimp's distress as he tries to communicate with only the repeated word 'HUG, ' and the elation the animals gain from their shared affection.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From the warm golden cover to the animal grins at the end, Alborough's simplicity results in another gem.
--School Library Journal