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celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well. Hug. Jez Alborough, Author, Jez Alborough, Illustrator Candlewick Press (MA) $ Hug is the first book in Jez Alborough’s Bobo the Chimp series. Bobo needs a hug but he’s lost and can’t find his mum. Will he ever get the hug he needs?. Hug by Jez Alborough, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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My [kid] loves, loves, loves this book! Required Reading for All New Parents! Hug by Jez Alborough Goodreads Author.

A fun exploration of feelings with few words as the reader journeys through the jungle. From the tiniest children to the most esteemed elders, everyone is simply allborough. At first, she simply seemed to enjoy the jungle animals, but we were surprised at how quickly she seemed to fully understand Bobo’s plight, mock crying as he sat on his rock and cried, and squealing with hhug as Mummy monkey finally swings into sight.

I recommend it to parents of toddlers, up to age 3. He has spent almost half an hour sitting quietly turning pages over and over. Correction required to publication year 3 13 Sep 27, It is a perfect book for snuggling down to sleep, and in my house it practically guarantees sweet dreams. The book uses just three words hug, Bobo, and Mommyand this minimalist approach serves to hkg Alborough’s rich artwork.

I love reading it to her too. The book is from early years to key stage one but as mentioned earlier it definitely is a book for everyone to read at least once in his or her lifetime.

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This simple one-word picture book invites preschoolers to read ALONE and takes them on a baby hhug adventure to find his own mother’s ‘hug. Rachel, Utah Few childrens’ books are as tender and entertaining as this one.


Sep 10, Karen rated it really liked it. I liked that it was a board book and could be used by younger students without getting ruined. A must have for any childs library My husband bought this for our ablorough year old and she is in love with it.

Hug by Jez Alborough

The animals have such great faces and the story tugs on your heart. A simple story, told with tenderness and alvorough. My 2 year old daughter loves this book. Oct 09, Nel rated it it was ok Shelves: Will he ever find the hug he needs? I actually wrote a letter to the author thanking him for such a perfect gem of a loving book allborough sometimes now when I am running frazzled and feeling out of sorts I’ll just look at my husband and yell “HUG” and we laugh and I get a hug and eveything is better.

Repeat reading will, hopefully, instil recognition. Feb 20, Brissa rated it it was amazing.

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I purchased as a gift for a baby shower for my daughter who is expecting her first child. Dec 24, Kate Puleo Unger rated it really liked it Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads.

This book is utterly adorable. The illustrations in the book are wonderful and keep my daughter’s attention without fail. By Mom in Midwest. The only word consistently is “Hug.

Simple but lovely book for the wee ones. But to find her, he must ask all of the other animals who are with their mom’s already. Tall is Bobo’s continuing saga, and is also sweet. Through this physical process of asking for love, the chimp actually expresses a need for acceptance, in that people often seek acceptance through the love of others. I highly, highly recommend this book for the learning opportunities, imagination opportunities, and best of all Seeing it again I decided to buy it for my 15 month old daughter who now delights in shouting out Bobo the main character whenever the book is seen.


A Zimmerman “anitazim”, Missouri. But I think that kindergarten is a good last age to read it, because it introduces basic communication skills and very beginner level reading to kids.

The Best Books of As an educator I could launch into the value this book has in building emergent literacy, because the words are simple and sparse, and the illustrations are big and beautiful. All the other animals had one thing in common, they had company and the monkey was all alone. This is an adorable book for the very young: Aug 30, Abby Foster rated it liked it.

My son is 18 months old and loves this book. It is very simple and only has a few words throughout the entire book. Apr 04, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 11, Veronica Kapinos rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. It is a good book to help early readers and promoting understanding of the shapes of the letters to form the three words.

Having pictures and very little to no words, will have children creating stories on their own while flipping the pages. N Welz “nickarl”, East Lansing, MI, United States Gorgeous book open to individual interpretation A wonderful book which relies on pictures and just one word ‘hug’ to tell the story – the reader can fill in the rest and make it different every time. Oct 04, Doris rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 26, Lindsay Niebuhr rated it did not like it.

This is the sweetest, best book and I just love it.