Told in joyful rhymes and bright illustrations, One Hug celebrates the many ways we embrace our loved ones.
As a family wakes up to begin preparing for the arrival of their immigrant relatives, the littlest girl begins to feel left out and nervous. But an encouraging brother and the welcoming arms of her grandma help end the day with a belly full of food, jars full of fireflies, and all in cozy, snuggly slumber.
From the dazzling talents of debut author Katrina Moore and illustrator Julia Woolf comes a fun, cuddly story that reminds readers how one simple hug can go a long, happy way. A perfect read-aloud to share in classrooms or at bedtime!
Soft and strong, warm and snug,
What’s your favorite way to hug?
Mom will SQUEEZE you like a bear;
Dad will WHOOSH you through the air!
Katrina Moore is the author of the picture books One Hug, Grandpa Grumps, Sometimes Love, and more. She grew up in the suburbs of Maryland with her big Chinese American family. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, huge pup, teeny dog, and two young children, where she writes, teaches, and goes on all sorts of magical adventures. Connect with her at www.katrinamoorebooks.com.
“The excitement is catching, and readers would need hearts of stone not to moved by the family togetherness on display. By the end, readers will be searching out hugs of their own. The book amply demonstrates that ‘hugging makes us family.’”
— Kirkus Reviews
“The simple rhyming text describes the many ways loved ones may hug. Although the text focuses on different kinds of hugs, the overall story manages to dig deeper into the many facets of love, affection, and what makes a family. An enjoyable read-aloud to be shared one-on-one or in a small group setting. Recommended.” — School Library Journal
"In a story that celebrates family, one unique hug at a time, One Hug shares the joy of a family being united... With vivid and energetic illustrations by Julia Woolf, and the rhythmic, rhyming of Katrina Moore’s words, readers will be caught up in the joy of a special celebration." — Manhattan Book Review