Kitty's Cuddles

Summary:

A kitten likes to get cuddles (hugs) from his different friends. Each friend gives a different kind of hug. When the book starts, Kitty asks the reader who we think will give him his favorite hug. In the end it is from his new baby brother.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book reinforces kindness for preschoolers. Kids love books with animal characters, and this is a great one.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter picked this and we read it several times. She liked how the cat got to hug a lot of different animals. The book describes how different animals feel. She kept asking me to describe something else that would feel that way. She wanted to understand what each animal felt like.

Parent Reaction

I liked that hugging was the main story line. You always hear about hateful things people do, so it was nice to read a book and show my daughter that being kind is a good thing.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book that talks about hugs.
Educational Themes:

Everyone is made different, whether we have different color skin or are different sizes. You learn about the texture of different animals. You see that hugging is a normal way to express caring for someone, and that it is fun to share a hug.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a good book, but it will lose its charm over time. Libraries are sure to have this book because it shows kindness towards others.

Title Kitty's Cuddles
About
Author Jane Cabrera
Publisher Holiday House © 2007
Illustrators Jane Cabrera
ISBN 9780823420667
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Character, Family
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