The Hug

The Hug

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In The Hug, internationally renowned author David Grossman tells the moving story of the moment when Ben realizes that no two living creatures are alike--not his mother and father, their beautiful dog Miracle or the ants who march side by side at his feet and appear identical--and the loneliness he feels knowing that there is no one else quite like him in the whole world. But just as he is feeling the most alone he has ever felt, he is soothed by his mother's loving hug. Timeless, touching, and beautifully produced, The Hug is a charming and important work for parents and children encountering the feeling of being different, together
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, c2013.
ISBN: 9781468302738
9780715645871
Branch Call Number: Z GRO
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rovner, Michal 1957-
Schoffman, Stuart

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JCLJulieT Dec 31, 2013

Quiet and contemplative. This is a thoughtful dialog between mother and son about ideas of togetherness, aloneness, and individuality. The illustrations are meager - which raises the age-feeling of this book. But they do not distract.

Very nice.

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