Bond, Felicia. Big Hugs, Little Hugs.

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“Everyone hugs all over the world.” Bond then shows us cats, dogs, bears, hogs, hamsters, and hippos hugging. Then the book switches to opposites: this side, that site, upstairs, downstairs, inside, outside, big, little, winter, summer, day, night, past, and future. It ends with, “Everyone hugs all over the world.” I think the section on opposites should’ve come earlier in the book. Once the reader is used to each page demonstrating an animal hugging, the theme switches to antonyms.

The pictures are combination of collage, watercolor, and black line drawings. The hippos and turtles made from textured floral wallpaper our little hard to discern. The spiders are too small to see.

Overall, though, toddlers will enjoy this little board book.


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