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|I need a hug|
Author: Blabey, Aaron
A little porcupine just wants a hug, but all the other animals shy away from his prickly spikes--except for a snake.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: .90
Points: .5 Quiz: 500047
Kirkus Reviews (10/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/01/2019 In this very brief, simple, cozy-sweet addition to the full (but never full enough) shelf of hug-themed picture books, a porcupine’s plaintive request sends a succession of animals fleeing in panic: “I need a hug. Will you cuddle me, Lou?” “What? With those spikes? Get away from me! Shoo!” Eventually, the animals who've all refused a hug come racing back—not because they’ve changed their minds, but because a snake has asked them for a kiss. Coming face-to-face on a wordless spread, snake and porcupine exchange significant glances . . . and snuggle up together. To focus attention on the comically pop-eyed cartoon figures and the rhymed dialogue, which is set in bubbles and printed in informal fonts large enough to be visible halfway across a room, Blabey just adds hints of shadow to otherwise blank, monochrome backgrounds. Laurie Isop’s How Do You Hug a Porcupine? (2011) goes on to consider issues involved in hugging several challenging creatures, and so makes a natural storytime segue. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.