The Giant Hug

By Sandra Horning; Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)
Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780553112627, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

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Description

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.




About the Author
Sandra Horning graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Russian. Horning's love of children's books began in school, flourished when she worked in the children's department of a bookstore, and took shape as a career when she lived in County Galway, Ireland. She lives with her husband, two sons, eight chickens, and three ducks in Chaplin, Connecticut

Valeri Gorbachev is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books, both in the United States and Europe, including Nicky And The Big Bad Wolves and Where is the Apple Pie? Mr. Gorbachev immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in 1991 and now lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.



Praise For The Giant Hug

“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
critters.”—Publishers Weekly

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