Hugs, a puppy, wakes up early one morning and decides he wants to ‘find out something.’ He walks around the farm and out into the fields asking the animals he meets to share a kiss with him. In the end, he decides there’s only one kiss he loves best.
The story is cute and goes right to the heart of a toddler’s interests: Let me see! Hugs’ wanderings also offer an opportunity to talk about family v. strangers.
Some of the phrasing (page after page) gets tedious.
S/He loved the book in the store and "read" it several times. Once home, we never got past the third or fourth page before hearing "the end."
Despite several oft-repeated phrases, the story is cute and heartwarming.
An excellent story for curious little minds who want to ‘touch’ everything as they learn.
Hugs’ wanderings offer parents the opportunity to talk about being polite (e.g., greetings), wandering/going astray, strangers and sharing affection.
7 to 9
0 to 4
Read with child nearly 2 years old.
Borrow at first to see if you like the ending, too. More than likely, you’ll end up buying it. It’s a good book to keep in mind as a gift.
|Title||Hugs and Kisses|
|Publisher||North-South Books, Inc. © 2001|