Hugs And Kisses

Summary:

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:

Some of the phrasing (page after page) gets tedious.


Little Kid Reaction

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."

Parent Reaction

Despite several oft-repeated phrases, the story is cute and heartwarming.

Type of Book:
An excellent story for curious little minds who want to ‘touch’ everything as they learn.
Educational Themes:

Hugs’ wanderings offer parents the opportunity to talk about being polite (e.g., greetings), wandering/going astray, strangers and sharing affection.

Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Read with child nearly 2 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
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
Author Christophe Loupy
Publisher North-South Books, Inc. © 2001
Illustrators Eve Tharlet
ISBN 0735814848
Material Hard Cover
Genres Animal Character, Adventure
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