We all know that a good hug from someone that loves us can make the world a little better, especially as children. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is an adorable little book with all sorts of hugs. I love it because not only is it adorable, it is also great for encouraging affection. They suggest it as a part of bedtime routine and I agree that it would be a wonderful way to end the day with your little one! It’s a quick read and easy enough that they will begin recognizing words and such, which is always a fantastic benefit! I’ve shared below some of the other benefits of hugs, specifically for children. There are also some others that were interesting to learn that benefitted adults and elderly persons, but I kept myself focused for once. LOL
Benefits of Hugs
Hugs increase feelings of:
They can also reduce:
behavioral issues in children
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.
About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.
About the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating children’s books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children’s illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he’s not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo. Visit Tim.
My Crafty Zoo received this book for free in exchange for this review and giveaway. My opinions are my own.