• Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2018
  • Price: $14.99
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-2826-6
  • EAN: 9781419728266
  • Page Count: 24
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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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?

Praise

"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."
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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.
 

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