Monday, January 23, 2017

I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BEAR HUG by Caroline B. Cooney [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: This is giggly, tug-at-your-heart, tickle-your-funny-bone charming. There is just so much fun and, yes, sweetness blooming on each and every page.

Just how many different kinds of hugs are there? Bear hug? Well, it would be crushing, big, furry, warm. But what about all those other hugs?

I just love Cooney's lyrical text as she hugs her way through the cornucopia of hugs ....
I'm going to give you a cat hug. A simple purr, stroke my fur, don't do more than that hug. 
....a sheep hug. A lamb's wool, blanketful, don't make a peep hug.
The illustrations by Tim Warnes are sweetness and charm rollicking with fun and gentlenesss. Softly colored but bright enough to engage the attention of the young child. A child can picture him or herself amidst all this fun.


And as it began.... "way beyond compare hug," it ends with a bear hug that is "A just right turn off the light, sleep tight, say your prayers and kiss good night, way beyond compare hug."

I highly recommend this book.

About the book: I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.

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24 comments:

  1. I like the "What If" section.

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  2. I am Southern... we hug everybody. I think a bear hug is just slightly tighter enough to know it is meant to be a hug but not too much too much to hurt.

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  3. I believe I give bear hugs my favorite , because I always receive them back from my grandchildren!!

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  4. I am a big huger of people, we need more of that now days.

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  5. What a cute children's book. I would love to give this to one of my grandkids!

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  6. I am any kind of hug person, big, little and in between doesn't matter to me.

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  7. 1. I would not discuss the kind of hugger I am.
    2. A bear hug is a very big, fierce hug.
    3. Author's Web site: I see she has done serious adult or YA books. This picture book appears to be a first for her.

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  8. I love giving hugs! I try and hug warm and tight, haha :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. I am an all the time, every day, cuddly soft mommy hugger, and I hug everyone as often as possible! A bear hug in my house is when we say GRRRRRR and hug extra long.

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  10. I am a hugger. A bear hug is one that squeezes to people in a love hug. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

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  11. I was surprised to read that Ms. Cooney is still taking courses at college.
    Marilyn

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  12. I also would love to read "The Voice on the Radio" book
    Thank You

    Fiona N

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  13. This book is very cute If I win I'd give it to my daughter for her Birthday on Valentine's Day Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. I don't mind Hugs but If It's not my kids It's a quickie hug

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    2. A Bear Hug is a BIG Hard Long Hug

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  14. You have a lot of cute Children's Books on Your Website I'm going to check the rest out also

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  15. We loved this book when I reviewed it, too!

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  16. I went to Caroline B. Cooney's Website and was very interested in all the books she writes. I was also surprised to see this is her first Children's Book.

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  17. I would define a bear hug as the kind of hug a Grandma (me) gives my Granddaughter. Not tight but strong and like you never want to let her go.

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  18. I am a bear hugger with my kids for sure. I would describe it as a huge, strong, long hug.

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  19. I would define a bear hug as a gigantic scooped up hug. Where you feel like you both don't want to let go! My daughter loves bear hugs :)

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  20. This one looks so cute! I used to be a huge hugger, but now I pretty much limit myself to my husband and kids. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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  21. I do hug family and friends. I'd say a bear hug is a big, genuine, warm, enveloping hug that feels like the hugger means it!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. I hug my family with big happy hugs. That's what I think a bear hug is.

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