Happy Hug Your Kid Day!
This jungle tale of loving parent-child relationships is sure to touch your heart. Written with basically only one word, the meaning comes through the illustrations. As Baby Chimpanzee travels through the jungle, he spots all the animal families hugging each other. Mother Elephant gives her calf a trunk hug, the Snakes twist together and hug each other, the Lioness hugs and tumbles with her cubs, the Giraffes nuzzle each other, and Baby Hippo hugs his mama by lying on her back. Baby Chimpanzee cries out. All the animals of the jungle gather around to comfort him, but he remains unconsoled until his Mommy calls out his name, opens her arms wide, and gives him the biggest hug ever!
Toddlers and parents will love this episode of Duck and Goose. Goose is feeling sad. His friends try to cheer him up but don’t really listen to what he’s trying to tell them. When they finally do, they are more than happy to give Goose a hug!
This story written in rhyme is sure to please young readers. A boy watches as all his friends hug various animals and wonders how he can hug a porcupine. Hug a cow around her neck, spread your arms out extra big to hug a pig, a chimpanzee will hug you back, climb a ladder to hug a giraffe… But how do you hug a porcupine? Carefully!
Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug written by Lynn Rowe Reed and illustrated by Kevin Cornell (2014)
Read about the misunderstood pair who only want a kiss and a hug on my post here.