I thought the book was extremely cute. It goes though the different animals and how they can give you a big bear hug. The different animals are horse, pig, bear, dog, cat, duck, fish, whale, bug, sheep, and more. The author, Caroline Cooney, has a way of making hugs from different animals imaginative and fun to read both for the adults and for the kids. I am sure that even my kids who are not toddlers, will like this book.
Even the baby, Kellen, wanted to turn the pages and pointed at the animals. He looked in amazement as I read the book to him. He look at the book then back at me. (And yes, I had permission to use his picture and write about his reaction). I think that this would be the perfect book for honestly any kid.
There aren't a whole lot of books that are children's books that I have immediately fallen in love with. This is definitely one of those books. It is fun, even nostalgic, even for me.
Even though it is a Zonderkidz book, it has zero religious affiliation with it in terms of what the story line is. Which I appreciate. That shoes that Zondervan is more than just a Christian publisher. It means they can grow their wings as publishers and print out books that would please the masses.
About the Book:
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 wish I could give this book away because it is just super cute.
In fact, this book will be a Christmas present for my six year old. Wow, he is six. Time flies.