Author: Tafuri, Nancy
Various young woodland animals describe, in their own unique ways, what they love most about hugs from their fathers. Includes a list of creatures hidden in the pictures for readers to find.
School Library Journal (02/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—Tafuri's beautiful watercolor and pencil illustration depict a a woodland landscape surrounding a human family's cabin. Each spread teems with life while focusing on a central father animal and its young. Animals noises (Rurrr-rurr-rurrr!) are matched with a repeated couplet: '"I love furry hugs,' says Little Bear. 'Just-Daddy-and-me hugs."' The adjective describing each hug changes to highlight the animal duo. Painted turtles, beavers, skunks, foxes, chipmunks, bobwhites, hares, owls, raccoons, and woodpeckers are among the creatures introduced. Each page has much to examine, including a visual clue as to the upcoming animal family. The final page identifies the central animals, including Latin names, and the small creatures hidden among the scenes. This will be a good choice for reading aloud to a group or even examining close up one-on-one. VERDICT Daddies and little ones alike will enjoy a nice snuggle while reading this book together before bed.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.