Who Needs a Hug?

By Dean Hacohen
Illustrated by Sherry Scharschmidt

Everyone needs a hug sometimes, and for the youngest of listeners, this winsome board book offers the chance to be enfolded in one—and pass it along.

Baby Hippo has a skinned knee. Baby Penguin has dropped its fish. And Baby Raccoon doesn’t like loud noises, shrinking as a peal of thunder crashes overhead. Just turn the page of this sweet board book from the creators of Tuck Me In! and Who’s Hungry?, and you can help an array of baby animals find some loving reassurance in a trusted grown-up’s arms. Maybe there’s a special someone ready to give you a hug as well! Whether a young child is feeling fear, anger, sadness, or frustration, a hug is the perfect way to say There, there. Everything will be all right.

  • Using clear and familiar object lessons, this simply formatted book helps articulate for young children the more abstract and uncomfortable emotions they experience, like anger, sadness, frustration, and disappointment, and for which they may not yet have adequate language
  • From the creators of Tuck Me In and Who's Hungry? another social concept book for babies and toddlers, which demonstrates that it's natural to have feelings of sadness or disappointment while also reassuring them that empathy and comfort are not far away
  • The demand for positive social-emotional lessons and models should propel this to the top of preschool, kindergarten, caregiver, and peace-initiative wish lists. Additionally, it should find a market in ESL settings

About the author

Dean Hacohen began his career as a copywriter at an ad agency, where he met Sherry Scharschmidt, his first art director partner. He lives in the seaside village of Rowayton, Connecticut.

About the illustrator

Sherry Scharschmidt has worked as an art director in agencies from New York to Tokyo. She is now a full- time painter whose rebus-style works feature cats or dogs combined with salvaged sign letters. Sherry Scharschmidt lives and works in Sequim, Washington.

ISBN: 9781536212495
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 177 x 177mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 23:01:06
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