Wednesday, September 16, 2009
It is a truth universally acknowledged that we all need a hug every now and then. Hug by Jez Alborough is a truly delightful tale of a young chimp in need of a hug. Told almost exclusively with pictures - the only words in the text are "hug", "mummy" and "bobo" - the story is one that the reader, regardless of their age, can easily relate to.
A part of our own collection, Hug is a story that my son and I have enjoyed reading for years. Often he and I dramatise the story when we're goofing around and play acting. Even though our copy is the board book version it has been so well read that it is now held together with tape and contact.
Ms. M is now too discovering the beauty and universal themes of this charming yet simple tale.