TITLE: Slug Needs A Hug
AUTHOR: Jeanne Willis
ILLUSTRATOR: Tony Ross
PUBLISHER: Anderson Press 2015
SYNOPSIS: When it begins to bug slug that his mommy doesn’t hug him, the other animals come up with various ideas to make him more attractive. Soon slug has a new look. Will his mommy hug him now?
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : When I first selected this book, I thought the cover was cute. I had no idea that author Jeanne Willis’ touching story would grab at my heartstrings. With lyrical rhyme and nice alliteration, Slug’s story shares his struggle to come to terms with the possibility his own mother may not love him enough to want to hug him. He does everything he can to make himself more attractive, in the hopes his mommy will shower him with the love he so desperately seeks. What a touching ending to this delightful story. A GREAT addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
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HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!“
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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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