celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well. Hug. Jez Alborough, Author, Jez Alborough, Illustrator Candlewick Press (MA) $ Hug is the first book in Jez Alborough’s Bobo the Chimp series. Bobo needs a hug but he’s lost and can’t find his mum. Will he ever get the hug he needs?. Hug by Jez Alborough, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I was overwhelmed by the response to Hug – a selection of the 58 five star reviews on Amazon reviews follows. The book uses just three words hug, Bobo, and Mommyand this minimalist approach serves to highlight Alborough’s rich artwork.

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One of my favorite almost wordless picture books features a lost monkey who finds his mama with the help of an elephant friend. Jun 02, Sara Rad rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Best Books of By Oh Fiddly Sticks I first saw this book a few months back and thought it looked good, but lacked imagination.

About Jez Alborough Jez Alborough enjoys guitar playing, laughing, roller-skating, learning how to do new things, and juggling, a hobby he finds relaxing when working on a book and has been known to demonstrate in bookstores. A must have for any childs library My husband bought this for our two year old and she is in love with it.

Alborouhh wonderfully expressive illustrations Jez Alborough has given Bobo’s word ‘Hug!

I make up the story as I think it plays out by the illustrations and she adores the book. N Welz “nickarl”, East Lansing, MI, United States Gorgeous book open alboorugh individual interpretation A wonderful book which relies on pictures and just one word ‘hug’ nug tell the story – the reader can fill in the rest and make it different every time. Oct 04, Doris rated it it was amazing Shelves: My now 2 year old niece has had to have this book read to her every since she was about 11 months old.


The rest of the animals begin to take notice of him and decide to help him. But I think that kindergarten is a good last age to read it, because it introduces basic communication skills and very beginner level reading to kids. The jungle and the animals Bobo encounters are rich and vibrant, and Bobo’s facial expressions tell the story better than words ever could.


Apr 04, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: It is amazing how through the jdz on the monkey’s ablorough and the size of the font on the word ‘hug’ can convey such a strong message.

All the other animals had one thing in common, they had company and jz monkey was all alone. My husband and I tell different stories each time we read it to her so she never tires of the book. I think that it is meant for young children and is only acceptable for readers who are no older than 6 years old. Aug 13, Kalynda rated it liked it Shelves: The emotions of little bobo are so enchanting and this book is a MUST for any little one.

He has spent almost half an hour sitting quietly turning pages over and over. By having the chimp ask a multitude of animals for a hug, Alborough draws a parallel to the human inhibition to seek affection. Product albodough Format Board book 32 pages Dimensions x x 18mm But that doesn’t mean that it is less than any other picture book.

When my husband and I first “read” this book it brought tears to our eyes. Of TALL, he says, “Bobo experiences feeling small as well as feeling tall, but in the end he learns that whatever size you are is the size you’re meant to be. Repeat reading will, hopefully, instil recognition.


I recommend it to parents of toddlers, up to age 3. Bad Book, very bad book. It got them to really calm down and just hug themselves. A simple story, told with tenderness and sincerity. What is unique about this book, is that there a This is an adorable story, that the children will love and empathise with.

Sure to be a classic.

Hug by Jez Alborough

Correction required to publication year. He likes to ‘read’ the text, which is largely the alborouggh “hug,” which appears many, many times. It is so sweet, perfect for babies, but qlborough precious for those of us who are still children at heart, remembering the importance of our mother’s love since babyhood.

To ask other readers questions about Hugplease sign up. Through this physical process of asking for love, the chimp actually expresses a need for acceptance, in that people often seek acceptance through the love of others. It is SUCH a special book that conveys a sweet, simple message.

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– Hug – Readers Say

Now we have a little one of our own, and Hug was alborougn first book I read to him. The pictures and contents are so well done and a pleasure for any age to read. Very appealing for the. The story has a happy ending and one, which will touch a soft spot in everyo Book Review 9 – Hug — Jez Alborough This story is one, which I believe relates to all humans, as all of us during jug certain point in our lives will have wanted a hug from our mothers.

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