The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning

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How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course!

Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev’s adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning’s charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again.
 

About Sandra Horning

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Chicks! is SANDRA HORNING's second book with Random House, following her critically acclaimed picturebook, The Giant Hug, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. Sandra lives in Connecticut with her husband and children. You can visit her online at sandrahorning.com. JON GOODELL is the acclaimed illustrator of A Mouse Called Wolf, Zigazak!, Andiamo, Weasel!, Mother, Mother, I Want Another!, and Mice Are Nice.





Author Residence: Connecticut JON GOODELL is the acclaimed illustrator of A Mouse Called Wolf, Zigazak!, Andiamo, Weasel!, Mother, Mother, I Want Another!, and Mice Are Nice.
 
Published May 30, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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That hug gets passed along from person to person until it arrives at his granny’s house, much to her surprise and pleasure.

Jan 11 2005 | Read Full Review of The Giant Hug

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In this comical, sweet-natured picture book, a perky piglet named Owen finds an inventive way to send love long distance when he arranges to mail a "giant hug" cross-country to his granny.

Jan 17 2005 | Read Full Review of The Giant Hug

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