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Title:
A hug is for holding me / by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Lisk Feng.
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9781419728266
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New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2018.

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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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A Hug Is for Holding Me is a sweet, cozy book about love and affection and invites children to engage with the natural world in a fresh, new way. Some hugs are tight and some hugs are snug . . . but guess who gives the BEST hugs?
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A Hug Is for Holding Me is a sweet, cozy book about love and affection and invites children to engage with the natural world in a fresh, new way. Some hugs are tight and some hugs are snug . . . but guess who gives the BEST hugs?


Author Notes

Lisa Wheeler is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows , One Dark Night , and Mammoths On the Move , which recently received a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She is also the author of Appleseed's Babies Can Sleep Anywhere (Fall 2017). Lisa lives near Detroit, Michigan.

Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator originally from China. She graduated with an MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland institute College of Art in 2014, and now works as a New York-based freelance illustrator.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A father figure with long, exaggerated arms and his daughter, dressed in an orange A-line dress, meander through a springtime landscape. Using allusions to nature, Wheeler writes lyrically about what a hug can be. On one spread, cocoons of varying shapes and sizes hang from a branch: "Cocoons are strong/ yet gentle hugs." On a shoreline, soft waves crash against black rocks, and under the water is a diverse ecosystem with fish, coral, clams, and crabs: "A seashell is a kind of hug/ for creatures in the sea./ They tuck up tight inside their homes./ Your hug is home to me," Wheeler writes. But for the father and child, "My hug is for holding YOU!" Detailed art by Feng has a retro feel. The ornamentlike abundance of insects, flowers, and other natural objects brushes this familial journey with magic. Ages 3-5. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.