LITTLE ANIMAL HUGS
By: Hans Wilhelm
Illustrated by: Wednesday Kirwan
Published: April 26, 2022
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
Toddlers love to give hugs and this book will encourage all kinds of hugging. When the animals hug, they make a sound which allows your child to learn the various animal sounds. You can make all kinds of various animal hug combinations that might be unusual like an owl and a mouse or a frog and a donkey.
As they hug, they make a sound that combines them like an Oink-Oink Squeak-Squeak hug. With eleven animals, there are all kinds of fun combination hugs to make. The last page offers one last hug just for you.
The illustrations are really adorable and the small size with minimal words makes this a book your toddler will easily be able to read alone very quickly.
Hans Wilhelm is the author and illustrator of more than 200 books, most of them for children. Most recently, he authored the original novelty books Pigs in a Blanket and Guess Which Hand. His work has been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. He lives in Weston, Connecticut.
Wednesday Kirwan is an award-winning artist who has been illustrating and writing books for children for more than a decade. Her recent books include Farm Lullaby and Eggs Are Everywhere. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in California, with her husband and daughter.