Title: I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug!
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Illustrator: Tim Warnes
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3rd
Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.
Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.
I Want To Give You A Bear Hug is a charming and whimsical book that’s perfect for bedtime (or anytime). When this book arrived, my six-year old couldn’t wait to open it up. The illustrations were absolutely adorable and the story itself simply warms the heart. It quickly became a favorite and one that is currently being read almost daily.
I Want To Give You A Bear Hug can be found at your local book retailer or online at stores like Zondervan.