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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Simplicity at its best This book will melt your heart and delight your children. This is an adorable story, that the children will love and empathise with.

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. Just goes to show that all a kid really needs is a hug from someone they love, in albprough case Mommy. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. My son is pre-verbal and this book is perfect for pointing and grunting.

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We have the board version of this book and it feels and looks uug. On his journey he encounters multiples of all types of animals, all of which are embracing. If you hug your own kid everytime someone in the story hugs, you will have a great time, too! Sep 10, Karen rated it really liked it. It also encouraged the caregivers mez give the toddlers a great big hug!


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These exotic creatures are a great learning alboroubh for younger readers to identify, imitate, even spell the names of each animal. An elephant comes to his aid and helps guide the young chimpanzee through his adventure; which ultimately ends with unification of the jungle. It also gives the opportunity to let the story develop with the listener as they grow. This is a fantastic picture book First, in its simplicity of language, for there are only three words in this story. I don’t blame him.

Sure to be a classic. Hug by Jez Alborough Goodreads Author. Even so the momentum of the book, combined with the lavish illustrations, still manage to tell a wonderful tale. Since there are no words, it depends on you, as the reader, to make it come alive, but that’s easy since the illustrations are so vivid and carve out a very sweet story.

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How many times can you say “Hug”? By Mom in Midwest My 2 year old daughter loves this book. Videos About This Book. Gina Pell, San Francisco I have three kids: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. C Gruver I don’t know what it is about this book since the only words written in it are “Hug”, “Bobo” and “Mama” but my very verbal and very avid 22 month old reader love this book. K Liljenquist My son is 18 months old and loves alblrough book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


A monkey is lost in the jungle. No trivia or quizzes yet. Since the book arrived at our house, I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a request for the “monkey book”. View all 3 comments. The only word consistently is “Hug. Apr 07, Craig Sisterson rated jwz liked it Shelves: L Soria “Cal Gal”, California. He has spent almost half an hour sitting quietly turning pages over and over.

Dec 24, Kate Puleo Unger rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 13, Kalynda rated it liked it Shelves: So does our girl I suspect she thinks the corners are very tasty. But it would make a great baby shower gift.