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A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to resist Jez Alborough's latest charmer! Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals--from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe--shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire? Jez Alborough, the acclaimed author-illustrator of WHERE'S MY TEDDY?, IT'S THE BEAR!, and MY FRIEND BEAR transforms a total of three words--and some of the most tenderly expressive animals ever created--into an endearing tribute to love and belonging.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2000
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763612870
Branch Call Number: JP/Albor 359403 1
JP/Albor 359401 1
JP/Albor 359402 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill


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ArapahoeFelicia Mar 07, 2017

This book is perfect for young children. It includes simple dialog and amazing illustrations that really bring the story to life. I felt myself tearing up and then ended up with a smile plastered on my face.

Mar 25, 2015

This book rests on the top of our pile of board books currently checked out from the Yarborough branch library. We read it almost every night to our two-year-old son. The artwork by Alborough conveys the story so well, the sparse writing reduces the burden for the adult reader. The child can easily discern the meaning on every page.

I'm going to search for every other book by this author!

Jun 09, 2014

The book gives the reader the creativeness to expand the simple story!

Jun 03, 2011

This book is fantastic. One of the best things about it is that the person who is reading it to the child had to create their own narrative, so the story is slightly different every time. My son loves it.

Dec 18, 2009

a beautiful story for any age

Dec 02, 2009

Beautiful book about a baby chimp who wants a hug from his mommy, but can't find her. Had me welling up.

sit_walk Nov 02, 2009

A beautiful book for reading to toddlers. One word throughout: "hug".

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ArapahoeFelicia Mar 07, 2017

ArapahoeFelicia thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and under

Jun 12, 2014

Mezoti thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and under


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