The Giant Hug
Publication Date: January 11, 2005
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How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course!
Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev’s adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning’s charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again.
Sandra Horning lives in Narberth, PA.
Valeri Gorbachev’s is the illustrator for Silly & Sillier by Judy Sierra. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
“HORNING SERVES UP a cheerful and heartwarming scenario sure to capture the imagination of little ones and those who dote on them. Her kind, respectful animal characters have just the right touch of credibility, making this perfectly pleasant world seem possible. Gorbachev’s ink-andwatercolor artwork charms, featuring a menagerie of friendly, helpful