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Hugs

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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siblings, parents, humorous stories
list price: $7.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
published: 2018
ISBN:9781443142908
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This adorable tale is now available in picture book format!

On the day Thea is mad at Mommy, she and her little brother Tate go for a walk around the block. They meet a snail, a skunk, a porcupine, and a gorilla, and get a hug from each one — but the hugs are slimy, smelly, poky and way too hard! It's not until they get back to Mommy that both Tate and Thea get the best hug of all — a Mommy hug!

This gently affirming story from Robert Munsch is already a bestseller in board book format.

 

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Editorial Review

 

Praise for Hugs:"Brimming with the silliness, imagination and exaggerated illustrations we've come to expect from this kid-lit dynamic duo, this board book original is a must for babies and toddlers." — Canadian Family"Hugs is straightforward and sincere, and expressive illustrations by Martchenko support Munsch's text and add a touch of silliness . . . readers of all ages will enjoy reading this story and will likely agree that often what one really needs is a Mommy hug." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Praise for Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko:"Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since." — Quill & Quire

Praise for Robert Munsch

“[Munsch is] a kindergarten superstar he ranks up there with Pablum and Pampers in name recognition arguably the most published Canadian author ever, in any genre.” — The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine

"Munsch's parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children's book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller's voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them." — The Chronicle Herald

"Arguably the most successful kid-lit writer in North America." — Toronto Star

"More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature." — The Globe and Mail

“Munsch is now as important to a whole generation of children as any television character. ”— Quill & Quire

 

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Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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