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Give Yourself A Hug

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 29th 1996 by Puffin Books
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Anna Harris
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a lovely collection of poems – I particularly enjoyed reading the last poem ‘Give Yourself A Hug’, and could imagine that children of all ages will enjoy reading this, and may be a good one to read as a class prior to teaching a lesson in PSHE as it has a real feel-good factor to it. Many of the other poems in the collection are related to the weather, with a focus on the changing seasons in particular. Examples include ‘First Spring’, ‘Autumn Song’, ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Spell To Bring Out B ...more
Rita Bradley
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it

I love the way Grace Nichols can make us feel so at ease and comfortable by simply giving ourself a hug! It is such a child-like poem, yet even adults can experience delight and peace from the slick, quick, emotive sentences. The last line makes each person feel they are important when it says "Only one in a million - billion - trillion - zillion like me".
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Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1950 and grew up in a small country village on the Guyanese coast. She moved to the city with her family when she was eight, an experience central to her first novel, Whole of a Morning Sky (1986), set in 1960s Guyana in the middle of the country's struggle for independence.

She worked as a teacher and journalist and, as part of a Diploma in Communic

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