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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  683 ratings  ·  149 reviews
Meet Tiny, a diminutive but determined T-Rex in a big world, as he embraces all obstacles against him in his quest to learn how to hug.
Hardcover, 42 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Chronicle Books
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Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone wanting to die from cuteness
Only read this if you want to die from cuteness.
Rian *fire and books*
What a precious picture book!

The illustrations are wonderful, the dialogue is snappy and humorous, and I think it wonderfully touched on mental health.

Basically the little dudes friend - Stegosaurus - is sad and Rex goes to a lot of dino’s to try and learn how to hug so he can cheer his friend up. AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW

I also love how this little baby Rex talks. At one point he tried to hug a tree, but it was actually a leg, and so rather than hang on until the pterodactyl landed, he just... lets
La Coccinelle
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
While Tiny's motivations are sweet and the pictures are adorable, this book just didn't capture me the way I thought it might. Basically, we find out that Pointy (another dinosaur) is feeling sad. So Tiny decides he needs a hug. The only problem is, Tiny's arms are way too short to give proper hugs. He goes around to his family members, asking what he should do. They give varying advice, but his siblings seem to have the best idea: practice. After practicing his hugs on various objects, Tiny acc ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly you can probably guess how cute this is going to be just based off of the title alone. It was truly just the SWEETEST DAMN STORY EVER. We got it at work a few weeks ago and I debated counting it as a read towards my challenge... but I know I'll hit 100 books and then some so I'm not worried. I really just want to share it with everyone so I don't even care.

Literally so fricken cute. SO. CUTE. I loved this and I will love it forever.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable illustrations and story. Great message. I think kids will love this...Plus the author & illustrator are awesome people.
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super cute children's book about the power of friendship and determination. Tiny T. Rex may be tiny but his friend needs a hug so Tiny is doing everything he can to make that happen.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Children Who Enjoy Hugging / Young Dinosaur Lovers
A minuscule T-Rex named Tiny finds himself faced with a difficult challenge: his best friend Pointy is feeling down and he wants to give comfort by hugging her. Unfortunately, his arms are simply too small to provide the necessary embrace. Or are they? Armed with advice from his brother and sister about practicing, Tiny embarks on a quest to learn to do the impossible...

The latest in a string of picture-books featuring heroes who are challenged in the hug department - think titles like How Do Y
Kate (beesley)
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
6/5 stars I cried
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful and charming story about caring for friends and persevering despite the odds. Adorable artwork, too.
Nadine Jones
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
This is ridiculously adorable and I loved it
Ryan Bada
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, college-reads
thank you, chronicle books, for offering this book to the facilitators of uc berkeley children's literature decal so they'll be able to read us this adorable and delightful story!

just to make this sentence an attention-grabber for parents to pick this up this book for their children: tiny t. rex brings to the table a sassy and funny personality that shines throughout this picture book with memorable scenes and illustrations that should be anticipated until the release of this book.
Tiny the t-rex has a problem. His friend Pointy is sad and he wants to give him a hug, but his arms are too small. He asks everyone he knows for advice and gets the best suggestion - make a plan and practice hard - from his older siblings. Just when Tiny is ready to test out his best hug, he's swept into the air by a pterodactyl! Unexpected! But it all works out for him in the end, and even though he and his hugs are still tiny, Pointy feels comforted. A lovely, light-hearted, friendship story w ...more
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
Tiny T. Rex visits his good friend, Pointy, but Pointy doesn't want to play. He's too sad. :(
Tiny T. Rex is determined to help. But how? His arms are too small for hugs! He asks his family members for help, each giving him different advice until he comes up with a plan to practice, practice, practice and luckily discovers a way to give Pointy a hug and cheer him up!

A heartwarming picture book about a tiny T. Rex that is determined to cheer up his friend!

We loved the illustrations and the adora
Raven Black
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it
While the story has been done before (just do your best, be yourself and you can do great things) this time it has a slightly different feel. Maybe it is because of the the slightly non-realism of the illustrations, or because it has dinosaurs, or maybe just because the text feels subtly different than other books. It has a fresh look and feel.
Scottsdale Public Library
Tiny just wants to make his friend, Pointy, feel better by giving him a hug. But, with his itty-bitty size and arms, it seems impossible. Tiny is the most adorable little T. Rex, with a very big heart. You'll find yourself cheering him on in his quest to manage a hug. When you finish this book, you'll want to give it the biggest hug over and over again. Truly a delight! -Jennifer K.
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rawr. Adorable. Gorgeous warm art. Sweet simple story.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, picture-books
Absolutely adorable, occasionally laugh out loud picture book about a tiny dinosaur's quest to hug their very best.
Esther Lui
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cuteness overload. Adorable!!! So much that I had tears in my eyes!
Bright colors and dinosaurs seem to work but I did not care at all for the story.
Samantha Mairson
So adorable! Used this as part of a dino-themed storytime. Great illustration and voice.
Jessica Furtado
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lol, picture-books
Tiny is one lovable T. Rex who wants to learn how to give his best friend a hug. Very cute, and definitely made me smile.
Lindsay Leslie
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tiny T. Rex is a tiny T-Rex with very tiny arms. Tiny's best friend Pointy is a down-in-the-dumps Stegosaurus. Tiny wants to give Pointy a hug, but that seems impossible. Tiny has tiny arms, doesn't know how to hug, and doesn't know if a tiny-armed hug will even do the trick. Such an adorable story about not giving up and the importance of showing your friends you care no matter what.
Brenda Lower
Seriously one of the cutest books I've seen in a while. Love it!
Many young readers will be able to relate to Tiny T. Rex's plight. He knows his friend, Pointy, is feeling blue and wants to offer him a hug, but he's too short and his arms are too small to do that. After seeking advice from various family members, he practices hugging but ends up making some bad choices. Eventually, he is able to hug his friend, and even though the hug is a bit strange, Pointy is grateful. What's delightful here is how determined Tiny is and how he keeps going, even after hear ...more
A funny feel-good story about trying to do something difficult in order to help a friend.

Tiny seeks help on how to hug and decides to go with his older siblings' suggestion "to plan and practice. Practice. Practice." And after much practice, Tiny gives hugging a try, with some unexpected results. But this is a feel-good book, so we do learn that even tiny hugs given with love will make a friend feel better.

The illustrations (as you see above) are sweet and simple. There is a quirk to this book t
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiny T. wants to give his best buddy Pointy and hug, but his arms are too small. This story made me laugh out loud, "tiny" readers aren't the only ones who will love this story. The book is a great opener for a lesson on how to make your friends feel better. The illustrations are adorable as well!
Michelle (FabBookReviews)

4.5 stars

With the sweetest of humour and loads of unfeigned charm, author Jonathan Stutzman (of the upcoming Llama Destroys the World with Heather Fox) and illustrator Jay Fleck (Tilly and Tank) join together to bring readers Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug. Tiny T. Rex is facing a major problem. His dear friend Pointy feels sad, and Tiny wants to make his friend feel better by giving him a hug...the only thing is, Tiny has "tiny arms" and it turns out that it is "very difficult to hug with t
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because Tiny T. Rex has lots of ways to give his friend a hug and one of his plans was like my plan to get to PEM Pals: to get under and go up a ladder (climb, climb, climb, climb). (I guess we didn't need that part to get to PEM Pals, because like usually they were downstairs instead of upstairs. And I'll tell you where the ladder would end up: inside of the figure heads. And there's a button inside, and a ladder would come out and we would sneak into PEM Pals.) And back to the ...more
Tiny T. Rex tries to cheer up his sad pal Pointy with a hug but can’t wrap his short, stubby arms around his large dinosaur friend. After asking for advice from his father, aunt, and mother, whose responses are not helpful (“mathematics might be the answer,” “balance and freshly squeezed cucumber juice,” and “it’s okay if you can’t hug”), his siblings suggest that he practice. A lot. Hugging a purple tree trunk that turns out to be the leg of a dinosaur that flies through the air with him clingi ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The adorbz factor is real with this book. Delightful illustrations by Jay Fleck. The story itself is also adorable, though not spectacular. The writing style is very staggered, which isn't really a problem, but it could be annoying for some readers. You also need to assume that our tiny t. rex explains his problem to each of our family members as they go because that doesn't always happen and it's like you're just jumping into things mid-conversation. There's some really great, subtle humor that ...more
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Jonathan is a writer of picture books, a filmmaker, book hoarder, and daring explorer of 24-hour diners. He grew up by the beach in Virginia surrounded by sunshine. Now he lives in Pennsylvania, surrounded by cows. He isn't sure where his life went wrong.

He has four picture books arriving in 2019, including three with illustrator Heather Fox: LLAMA DESTROYS THE WORLD (Holt/Macmillan, Spring 2019),