I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug
As a mom, there is nothing sweeter than snuggling up with my little ones and reading. Mine love it when we make the different voices of the characters. It just makes my heart smile to hear them giggle. In the latest book by Caroine B. Cooney, hugs and cuddles are shared by various animals.
I’m going to give you a bear hug.
A show you how much I care hug.
A good night
Way beyond compare hug.
Hugs are shared by the dog, cat, horse, duck, pig, fish, whale, bug, and sheep! These are all special night time hugs to make a little one feel loved and cared for by their favorite things.
The graphics are super cute. My little ones laugh and giggle so hard while reading this book. We have read it over and over to the point that he has almost memorized the book. This book will be on our top shelf for reading for a long time. I overheard the 4 year old reading it to his sister (1 year old). I wish I could have gotten to my camera fast enough to have recorded it. Hopefully I will be able to catch them again and share it here on the blog.
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, whimsical rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.
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’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 ChapmanandWarnes.com
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