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Hug Time

By Patrick McDonnell (Board Book, 2012)
There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!

Jules the kitten (also known in the MUTTS cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") knows that hugs can make the world a better place. So he makes a "Hug To-Do List"--with the endangered species of the world at the top--and travels the globe to show all of the animals that someone cares. From Africa to the North Pole to his own back yard, Jules proves a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. With its gently environmental theme, this joyous story about sharing love is an ideal gift year-round.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Board Book

    • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316182959

    • On Sale Date: 01/02/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: LB Kids

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Board Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!

Jules the kitten (also known in the MUTTS cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") knows that hugs can make the world a better place. So he makes a "Hug To-Do List"--with the endangered species of the world at the top--and travels the globe to show all of the animals that someone cares. From Africa to the North Pole to his own back yard, Jules proves a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. With its gently environmental theme, this joyous story about sharing love is an ideal gift year-round.

PATRICK MCDONNELL is the creator of the Mutts comic strip, which recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, as well as several bestselling and acclaimed children's books including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, Wag!, Just Like Heaven, South, and Art. He has been hailed as "the next Charles Schulz." Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States, and has won numerous awards for both Mutts and his animal welfare work. He is also the co-creator of Guardians of Being with Eckhart Tolle. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen, their formerly feral cat, MeeMow, and their newly adopted terrier, Amelie.

  • Praise for Me . . . Jane:
    "Inspirational.... The simple and intimate paintings are accented with casually arrayed stamped motifs and some of Goodall's childhood drawings." (The Horn Book, starred review).

  • Praise for The Gift of Nothing:
    "Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable characters." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • Praise for Wag!:
    "Many woofs and FWIPs for this charming book." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • Praise for Hug Time:
    A New York Times Bestseller

  • "You can't fail to be charmed by the drawings." (NYT Book Review).

  • "McDonnell's carefully mixed gouaches and his able draftsmanship... hint at newly revealed talents." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "[I]rresistible without ever crossing the line into saccharine." (School Library Journal).

  • "[M]ay well be picked up... by adults who are conscious of the importance of valuing our environment and everything and everyone in it." (Children's Literature).

  • Praise for Just Like Heaven:
    "A meditation on the true nature of miracles." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness." (Publishers Weekly).

  • Praise for South:
    "As neatly paced as a Chaplin movie, with the same tugging at the heartstrings and silent humor." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • Praise for Art:
    "The scenes exude a contagious, freewheeling energy." (Booklist).

  • Praise for MUTTS:
    - National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year 1999
    - National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Comic Strip of the Year 1997
    - Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
    - PETA Humanitarian Award 2001

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Hug Time
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN
  • Pages: 30
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 5"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316182959
  • On Sale Date: 01/02/2012
Hug Time