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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L Soria “Cal Gal”, California. Having pictures and very little to no words, will have children creating stories on their own while flipping the pages.

My [kid] loves, loves, alborrough this book! Simplicity at its best This book will melt your heart and delight your children. I was overwhelmed by the response to Hug – a selection of the 58 five star reviews on Amazon reviews follows.

Sure to be a classic. I actually wrote a letter to the author thanking him for such a perfect gem of a loving book – 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 hub better. We all need love. I can’t help thinking that this masterful and enchanting book has actually helped our daughter to develop her emotional awareness, while having fun at the same time.

Few childrens’ books are as tender and entertaining as this one. Of TALL, he says, “Bobo experiences feeling small as well as feeling tall, but in the end he learns that whatever size you are is the size you’re meant to be. Hug really is a wonderful book for small children, and je a great gift for expectant parents. Dec 31, Catlyn Caldart rated it did not like it. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


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She still loves it to this day! I believe this book is great for young children who may be reluctant readers or are still learning to read. While I wish the copy I got was bigger, I love how the pictures speak volumes in this almost wordless book about the recognition and need of a hug and family. Jez Alborough created a modern classic with Hugthe story of a little chimpanzee named Bobo and his quest for a hug.

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The lack of words takes me out of the driver’s seat, and leaves my month-old daughter to jabber away with her own version of what’s going on. From the tiniest children to the most esteemed elders, everyone is simply enchanted. Repeat reading will, hopefully, instil recognition.

The book is from early years to key stage one but as mentioned earlier it definitely is a jfz for everyone to read at least once in his or her lifetime. Description A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Poor Bobo wants a hug but no one will give him one.


By Oh Fiddly Sticks I first saw this book a few months back and thought it albroough good, but lacked imagination. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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The illustrations beautifully portray the expressions on the animals and the single word used in different tones conveys everything she needs to understand this story. But that doesn’t mean that it is less than any other picture book.

My daughter has loved this book since she was 1 yr old now almost 3yrs old. Hug is my all time favorite picture book. I have three alboeough Everytime the word hug appears, we hug. There are books that use many more words that fail to capture the beauty of that bond nearly as well as this book. Jan 11, Pam rated it liked it Shelves: Jez Alborough lives in London. My husband and I tell different stories each time we read it to her so she never tires of the book. I found this to be a boring and uneventful book My son, who loves books, squirms away when Iez try to read this book to him.

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