Monday, December 24, 2012

Great Winter Reading with Your Children -- The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot (Review)

The Perfect Hug

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (December 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442466065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442466067
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.5 x 0.4 inches 
  • Buy now from Simon & Schuster for only $ 10.39.

"An adorable follow-up to The Biggest Kiss, which School Library Journal called “a wonderful cuddle-up-and-read choice.”

There are hugs for wrigglers, and hugs for gigglers. Hugs that are tickly, and hugs that are prickly…But what kind of hug is absolutely PERFECT? This fabulous feel-good picture book is simply bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. Dive in and enjoy a hug yourself!"

My Thoughts:

Can you describe the perfect hug?  Well, that is what the little panda in storybook for young children is in search of.  As you snuggle up next your child at bedtime or even for afternoon story time, why not share this cute book with them?  Not only are the illustrations fun to look at, but little children will love trying to guess what the best hug is.  

I have had this book for only a week, but it has already become one of my daughter Savannah's most requested bedtime books.  I think one reason why she likes this book so much, is that after I read each page, I pull both her and her little sister close and give them a great big bear hug, as I ask, "Is this the perfect hug," at which Savannah always answers, "No."  But, when I finally get to the last page and give one last hug and ask if it is the perfect hug, she always says, "No," and then follows up with a hug for both her sister and I, and a great big kiss.  I then tell her that her hug is the perfect hug, and smile. :-)  No matter how you hug (big or small, silly or tickly) just make sure you hug your little ones, kiss them and tell them how much they mean to you.  

So, if you are looking for a great bedtime or anytime book to share with your little one(s), why not pick up "The Perfect Hug" by Joanna Walsh today?  Once you read it with your children, I know it will become a favorite, as it had ours.  And, good luck as you and your little ones search for the perfect hug. :-)


About the Author:

"JOANNA WALSH is a witty, inventive and highly individual picture book writer and illustrator, as well as an accomplished graphic designer. A graduate of Central St Martin's Illustration course, her work includes commissions from the Guardian, Elle Decoration, the Sunday Times and the New York Times. She has written several picture books, including The Biggest Kiss for Simon and Schuster."

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone. 


  1. Sounds like a good book. I would get it for my niece

  2. This book sounds so cute! My kids would absolutely love this book!