Hattie Hates Hugs


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$17.99  $16.73
Beaming Books
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8.7 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Hovorka is a bookworm and a self-proclaimed homebody. Exploring our world and the vastness of human experience through books, she hopes to share a little of her world through her own writings. She lives with her husband and three sons, and spends much of her time homeschooling and dealing with Crohn's Disease.

Heather Brockman Lee is an award-winning illustrator who loves drawing people, nature, emotions, and the magic in everyday moments. When not in her studio painting, she's in her garden hanging out with bees and whistling at birds. She lives with her husband and two kids in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she is slowly making the inside of their house resemble a library. Find out more at HeatherBrockmanLee.com.


"A recommended addition to picture book collections, especially where stories about feelings and social skills are in demand." --School Library Journal

"Learning how to advocate for your personal space and respecting the personal space of others are critical skills that all children need to develop. Readers will be cheering and eagerly turning the pages of this beautifully illustrated, diverse, and multigenerational book." --Vivian Kirkfield, author of From Here to There; Making Their Voices Heard; and Sweet Dreams, Sarah

"Children will be encouraged to advocate for themselves when uncomfortable with a situation. It's a great book for huggers and non-huggers alike." --Dow Phumiruk, illustrator of Counting on Katherine and An Equal Shot

"Every child deserves to feel safe and respected in their body while building positive connections with trusted adults. As a clinician who has worked with thousands of children like Hattie, I know how empowering it is for children and families to embrace healthy boundaries and consent." --Adolfo Garcia, Director of Clinical Operations, CALM

"All kids--but especially young girls--should have a copy of this book. It's never too soon to teach our kids that they have the right to say 'No!' to any unwanted touch. Hattie Hates Hugs doesn't just give them permission; it shows them how it's done." --Amy Mucha, author of A Girl's Bill of Rights