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In Search of Hugs

Hugs from Pearl ($14.99, HarperCollins Children’s Books, ages 3 and up) will put a smile on your child’s face as well as yours. Author/illustrator Paul Schmid set out to reach the highest level of adorableness with this picture book, and he did it quite well. The story and the illustrations are simple in a most wonderful way.

Pearl is a child who loves to give hugs. I suppose this is a good time to mention that Pearl is a porcupine, so you can just imagine the challenges she has finding others who want to hug her back. But Pearl is very resourceful and figures out a most clever way to solve her problem. Okay, now you’re intrigued. So was I!

Of course, I’m not going to tell you what the solution is.  You’ve got to read the book yourself.  So go ahead and get this book today. I guarantee you’ll get a hug from your child after reading it.

Today’s picture book was reviewed by Debbie Glade.

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