Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ...
Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs? Using only the single word "hug" throughout the book, this simple, endearing story is told through Jez Alborough's gorgeous, detailed artwork.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-11-20 With a cheerful chimp nearly as sweet as Curious George and a text of only three words, Alborough (It's the Bear!; Where's My Teddy?) celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well as the joy inherent in finding just the right word. "HUG," says a tiny chimp as he watches two lizards embrace and two pythons entwine. "HUG," he explains to a mother elephant and her baby who notice the chimp's forlorn expression. They decide to help him find what he's looking for and ride past an affectionate lion family, two giraffes and two hippos. But the disappointed chimp simply dissolves into tearsDto the consternation of all the jungle animals. Suddenly the chimp's mother appears. "BOBO," she shouts; "MUMMY," answers the chimp, and readers quickly realize that it's not just a hug the chimp wants, but a hug from his very own mother. Like a wordless book, the story unfolds through a series of expressive pictures rather than language. Alborough makes clear the chimp's distress as he tries to communicate with only the repeated word "HUG," and the elation the animals gain from their shared affection. Ages 2-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-17 Favorite characters return for the picture-book crowd as well. With just five words and a band of his always-merry animal creations, Jez Alborough weaves a sweet tale about the monkey from Hug, determined to make it to the top-and teaching youngsters about relative heights at the same time-in Tall. While the premise is simplicity itself, it's expertly paced. An oversize, huggable board book edition of Hug is also available now. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2001-12-03 Infused with heartfelt themes, board books and novelty titles galore emerge just in time for Valentine's Day. Hot on the trail of little Bobo's love-seeking jungle jaunt, author/ illustrator Jez Alborough's witty marker pen illustrations supplement spare text in Hug. After witnessing many other animals' embraces, he finds a hug of his own. ( Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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