Title: I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
About the Book:
Grand Rapids, MI— December 27, 2016—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.
Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.
I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a sweet loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones.
About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.
About the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating children’s books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children’s illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he’s not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo. Visit Tim at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com
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My Review Thoughts:
What a lovely way to introduce reading, bedtime stories and imagination. Easily a bedtime favorite for the children. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug allows parent and child to interact and creates an open dialogue as they read through the book. Every page is vibrant, colorful and totally engaging. Learn and discover the different animals and the different ways each one delivers a hug to their little ones.
I thought it was a cute book, sure to bring on the giggles and allow for plenty of questions from child to parent. As you read aloud demonstrate or act out all of the hugs and kisses just like the animals they are reading about. The best hug of all is at the end of the story. Can you guess who it’s from?
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary book for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review. Any thoughts and opinions expressed were solely my own.
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