Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Gift Giving Guide -- Gifts for kids -- Time for a Hug, by Phillis Gershator (Book Review)

  • ISBN-13: 9781402778629
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 272,968
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)
  • Click here to buy now at Barnes and Noble.


A hug feels good.
Let's hug again.
We'll hug at nine.
We'll hug at ten.
When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good picture book assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock.

From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug always feels just right.

This is a book that is generous with love, and full of the sweetest illustrations you've ever seen.

My Thoughts:

If you looking for a feel good book to share with your child, then you need to pick up Time for a Hug today and share with them.  The premise of the story is to let both parents and children know that it doesn't matter what time of day or what are you doing, that you can always stop and give and receive a hug. What a great thing to share with your child.  I received this book last week, and have read it to my daughter, Savannah, several times.  Each time the books talks about giving a hug, I grab her close and give her a big bear hug, and then she hugs me back.  I am cherishing these little moments with her, as I know when she gets older, she will go through a phase where she will not want to give or receive a hug.  But, in the meantime, we will hug any time of day, thanks to the help of Time for a Hug.  And, when we are not hugging, we will enjoy the beautiful and whimsical illustrations that make up this wonderful book, while also learning about numbers and telling time.

So, why not use Valentine's Day as an excuse to give your little ones a few extra hugs today, while snuggling up the couch or in bed with them.  This will be a great book to add to your bedtime collection.  It has definitely made its way into our must-read bedtime books.

About the Author:

Phillis Gershator has written many picture books for children. Her mother, Mim Green, inspired this collaboration, and the two have also co-written Who's Awake in Springtime? (Henry Holt), which Booklist called “A playful and inviting bedtime tale.”

Phillis worked as a children's librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library and now lives with her husband and frequent coauthor, David, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To learn more about Phillis and Mim, see
About the Illustrator:

David Walker is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Before You Were Mine (Putnam), Crocodaddy (Sterling), and Bears on Chairs (Candlewick).  He can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To see more of David's work, please visit his website at

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.

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