how to hug

Summary:
The book cheerfully describes different types of hugs and appropriate ways to offer and receive them.
Educational Themes:
Hugs are easy for kids to understand, and the story helps start the conversation about "reading" a situation before making a decision. The story has significant social themes that have been helpful for my child and her interactions with peers in particular.
Reading Level:
2.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 6
Age of child:
Read with a 3-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a book that will be enjoyed a few times in a short period of time. It probably isn't one you'll come back to again and again. It would be an excellent book for a preschool classroom, though.
Little Kid Reaction
My daughter loves the descriptions and illustrations of hugs. Each time we read the book, the two of us practiced what the book described. I knew from reading it first that my child would love it. She adores animals so the illustrations alone would please her. The content was also enjoyable for her as well.
Big Kid Reaction
I like the conversations I had with my 3-year-old after reading this book. I especially liked the page with the skunk that reads, "If you don't want a hug, it's okay to say no." My daughter isn't a very affectionate child and is often scorned by adults who wish to hug her when she does not feel like doing so.
Pros:

The illustrations and the lessons offered (never hug anyone who is angry) are the most significant pros for me.

Cons:

None.


Title How To Hug
About
Author Maryann Macdonald
Publisher Two Lions © 2011
Illustrators Jana Christy
ISBN 9780761458043
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Family, Picture Book, Emotions and Feelings
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