Hugs are the best. There are few greater things in this world than a hug offered with sincerity and enthusiasm. As a world-class hugger myself, I have a greater-than-normal appreciation for a properly delivered hug. So, as you can imagine, my interest was piqued when I stumbled across Hug Machine, a children’s book featuring a protagonist who loves giving hugs so much, he has dubbed himself a Hug Machine and dedicated his days to hugging anything and everything. He is a tireless hugging engine, hugging all and sundry, bringing a little bit of joy, warmth, and simple human contact to everyone and everything crossing his path.
Hug Machine is a simple story with a wonderful message, and the artwork only adds to a joyful reading experience. The vivid shades and use of watercolor amplify Hug Machine’s world and mission, as if his very presence has brightened not only the days of those around him, but the book itself. (Hug Machine’s long arms are similarly charming, showing that he is optimally designed for delivering hugs.) Whether the kids in your life are shy about hugging or absolute cuddlebugs, read them Hug Machine.
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
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