celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well. Hug. Jez Alborough, Author, Jez Alborough, Illustrator Candlewick Press (MA) $ Hug is the first book in Jez Alborough’s Bobo the Chimp series. Bobo needs a hug but he’s lost and can’t find his mum. Will he ever get the hug he needs?. Hug by Jez Alborough, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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If you hug your own kid everytime someone in the story hugs, you will have a great time, too!

hkg Looking for beautiful books? Required Reading for All New Parents! This is a fantastic picture book First, in its simplicity of language, for there are only three words in this story. Nov 21, Claire rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one is a classic!

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Videos About This Book. The illustrations beautifully portray the expressions on the animals and the single word used in different tones conveys everything she needs to understand this story. The fact that readers have the ability to personalize the tale with their own ad-libbing makes jug story perfect for my little one, who never fails to feel concern alboough Bobo’s plight, and tremendous reassurance in the knowledge that the missing Mommy always comes back to her beloved baby.

The illustrations are adorable as well. There is something so universal about the situation of wanting to be close to our most loved ones that is so tenderly captured in these remarkably intuitive scenes.

I hate this book. Use to talk about emotions and caring for others. Product details Format Board book 32 pages Dimensions x x 18mm Children will have a great time identifying all the animals and watching a friendship develop between Bobo and the elephants. A monkey is lost in the jungle. These exotic creatures are a great learning opportunity for younger readers to identify, imitate, even spell the names of each animal.


The monkey looked around, wanting a hug. It is truly a wonderful book about love, affection, and the bond between parent and child. By having the chimp gug a multitude of animals for a hug, Alborough draws a parallel to the human inhibition alboorugh seek affection. I would strongly recommend this book to every new parent! So many board books are far too advanced with too many words for our youngest children, but this one is absolutely perfect.

He wonders around the jungle trying to get hugs from all kinds of jungle animals and notices that every animal he asks already have someone to hug, but unfortunately for Bobo no hugs for him. I checked out this book for “H” week in Kinder, and I think albirough will love learning how the familiar word is written and quickly start on their path toward reading books, with this book.

Even so the momentum of the book, combined with the lavish illustrations, still manage to tell a wonderful tale. He travels and adventures around the jungle in search of alboroigh from all types of different animals, however, he notices that each animal he meets already has someone to hug.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. I believe this book is great for young children who may be reluctant readers or are still learning to read. The book can bring up many themes and discussions if read out aloud in circle time. As an educator I could launch into the value this book has alboroguh building emergent literacy, because the words are simple and sparse, and the illustrations are big and beautiful. My 2 year old daughter loves this book.


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Oct 09, Nel rated it it was ok Shelves: Creating Alborouugh Books The stories behind the stories. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Having pictures and very “Hug” is a very sweet story about a lonely monkey walking in the wild. As usual great pictures but one word throughout the entire book????

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To ask other readers questions about Hugplease sign alnorough. Book Review 9 – Hug — Jez Alborough This story is one, which I believe relates to all humans, as all of us during a certain point in our lives will have wanted a hug from our mothers. Gina Pell, San Francisco I have three kids: Nov 20, Dana rated it liked it.

K Liljenquist My son is 18 months old and loves this book. On his journey he encounters multiples of all types of animals, all of which are embracing. Looking forward to sharing this with my Tots in Storytime!

Hug is my all time favorite picture book.

An elephant comes to his aid and helps guide the young chimpanzee through his adventure; which ultimately ends with unification of the jungle. I don’t know what it is about this book since the only words written in it are “Hug”, “Bobo” and “Mama” but my very verbal and very avid 22 month gug reader love this book.