Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland

When Lucy has finished getting ready for bed, she asks her Mom for a hug.  Her Mom says OK, but mentions it's her last hug so Lucy will have to give it back to her.

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review.  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is very cute picture book that Freya Blackwood's illustrations makes lovely.  They're a bit whimsical and they make you feel the family love in their house.  My Mom was always ready with a hug, any time and anywhere.  This story reminded me of her but it's a unique tale, too.

Lucy shares that hug with her Dad and then asks for it back.  She manages to share it with all family members and gets it back from all until she hugs the dog.  The dog takes off and Lucy can't catch her.  She's sitting on the floor disillusioned when the dog attacks her with a  wet tongue and a big hug!

My favorite part is the last line of the story:  Lucy asks her Mom if she can have a kiss.  Mom says, yes, she has plenty of those...

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