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Hug Time

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Hug Time

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$6.99 US | $8.99 CAN
Available Jan. 2, 2012

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 0-3
  • Grade Level: P-P
  • Pages: 30
  • Dimensions: 6" x 5"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316182959

  About The Book

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.


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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


McDonnell, Patrick (1073705)

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of The Monsters' Monster, a New York Times bestseller; Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book and a New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall; and the award-winning picture book Art. He is also the creator of the beloved, internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which features the characters that star in five of his previous picture books including Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and South.

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 lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their formerly feral cat, Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie.