Hugs and Kisses
An irresistibly appealing puppy named Hugs sets out one morning on a quest. He asks every animal he meets for a kiss, and they are all happy to oblige. The pup discovers that duck's kisses are hard and wet; a horse's kiss is a little sticky, but very warm; the pig's kiss is a little muddy and bristly, tickley but tender. He collects lots of wonderful kisses, but when he re...more
Paperback, 36 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by NorthSouth
(first published December 1st 2001)
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My insanely busy 2 year old son sat through this entire book on our first attempt. He didn't even try to turn the pages early or say "dun, dun" He did however make the animal sounds of all the animals hugs the puupy greeted and asked for a kiss. It was a very sweet, but, and fun book. My 6 year old also really enjoyed the first and last pages of wordless illustration. It was a map for her to route out puppies journey.
Hugs the puppy sets out early one morning while his family is still sleeping because he has something he needs to find out. The kind farm animals along the way help him with his requests and when he returns to the barn and his family he finds the answer for which he was looking!
I fell head over heels in love with little Hugs the dog in this story. Early one morning he sneaks away from his sleeping family because "there was something he had to find out." He wanders around the farm asking all the animals for a kiss. The descriptions of all of the kisses he receives are wonderful - and the illustrations are filled with tenderness and emotion. I just wish there were more than five stars to give this book! My story time audience fell in love with Hugs as well - and the kids...more
This is probably my favorite from the series from Loupy/Tharet. Hugs goes out in search of something and gets a kiss from all of the farm animals and a bunny and butterfly that just happen to come by to compare to the one from his mom. Just adorable. The illustrations are nice as always and all the animals kept my son interested. You could use it to teach body parts (cheek, nose, forehead, neck, mouth) and adjectives too, if you're child's brilliant and patient. Mine... not so much.