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By Jez Alborough, Jez Alborough (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: USA, 01 August 2009

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With a cheerful chimp nearly as sweet as Curious George and a text of only three words, Alborough (It's the Bear!; Where's My Teddy.) celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well as the joy inherent in finding just the right word. "HUG," says a tiny chimp as he watches two lizards embrace and two pythons entwine. "HUG," he explains to a mother elephant and her baby who notice the chimp's forlorn expression. They decide to help him find what he's looking for and ride past an affectionate lion family, two giraffes and two hippos. But the disappointed chimp simply dissolves into tearsDto the consternation of all the jungle animals. Suddenly the chimp's mother appears. "BOBO," she shouts; "MUMMY," answers the chimp, and readers quickly realise that it's not just a hug the chimp wants, but a hug from his very own mother. 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. Ages 2-up.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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


Favorite characters return for the picture-book crowd as well. With just five words and a band of his always-merry animal creations, Jez Alborough weaves a sweet tale about the monkey from Hug, determined to make it to the top-and teaching youngsters about relative heights at the same time-in Tall. While the premise is simplicity itself, it's expertly paced. An oversize, huggable board book edition of Hug is also available now. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

EAN: 9780763645106
ISBN: 0763645109
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Dimensions: 19.56 x 19.81 x 0.51 centimetres (0.04 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Clare Grace on
My 2 year old loves this book, she will ask for it to be read again and again, she even reads it aloud shouting hug on every page.

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