Group Hug by Jean Reidy; illustrations by Joey Chou
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There once was a slug, / needing someone to hug.
When Slug happens upon a lonely beetle, he knows just what to do. He gives him a big hug—and then the two friends decide to pass it along. They meet Mouse, who’s down in the dumps, Skunk, who’s a bit smelly, and more and more animals, until their group hug stretches wide and tall. But when Bear comes along, will there be enough hug to share? This delightful picture book encourages kindness and goes to show “that a hugger finds happiness ‘longside the hugged!”
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Praise for Group Hug:
“[A] sweetly endearing charmer, highlighting kindness . . . Readers will embrace this captivating winner.” —Kirkus Review, starred review
“Together, text and art radiate a sense of unalloyed communal joy.” —Publishers Weekly