Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
A Hug Goes Around

A Hug Goes Around

Fall 2002 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Author: Laura Krauss Melmed
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
ISBN: 0688146805
Hardcover Price: $15.95
A perfect bedtime story for the nursery set is this comfort book in free-wheeling verse. It follows the activities of a loving family from sun-up to moonrise. As the title pronounces, hugs abound, enough to encircle four children, the family dog and cat and parents, too. Lewin's lighthearted water colors, each one covering a double-page spread, provide a perfect accompaniment to the action-packed Krauss' text. A charmer that's sure to be asked for again and again.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2002 Parents' Choice

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