A Hug Is for Holding Me
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- Publication Date: December 11, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 9781419728266
- Page Count: 24
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
A Hug Is for Holding Me is a sweet, cozy book about love and affection and invites children to engage with the natural world in a fresh, new way. Some hugs are tight and some hugs are snug . . . but guess who gives the BEST hugs?
"Feng's artwork is lovely, stylized flora and fauna filling the pages, and the love between the two is evident."Kirkus Reviews —
"Using allusions to nature, Wheeler writes lyrically about what a hug can be . . . Detailed art by Feng has a retro feel. The ornamentlike abundance of insects, flowers, and other natural objects brushes this familial journey with magic."Publishers Weekly —
"Vivid illustrations portray a sumptuous environment, using many shades of green. The images invite readers to consider the settings from varying perspectives, from sweeping landscapes to extreme close-ups. The juxtaposition of the family affection and scientific information is unusual and effective."Booklist —
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About the author
Lisa Wheeler is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows and One Dark Night, as well as Mammoths on the Move, which received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award. She is also the author of Abrams Appleseed’s Babies Can Sleep Anywhere. Lisa lives near Detroit. Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator originally from China. She graduated with an MFA in illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and now works as a New York–based freelance illustrator.