If you were to ask my daughter if I’m much of a huggy person, she would offer you a rootbeer float and ask you to pull up a chair while she tells you exactly how much of a huggy person I am.
Me: Sweetheart, would you like to share any “Mommy hug stories” with my blog followers?
My daughter: Seriously? Permission to embarrass you? Woot!!!
Me: Easy does it, remember, I can still make your iPad disappear if you disclose too much…
My daughter: I’ll be nice. Promise. Ready? Here goes… There was the time when Daddy forgot to drag the garbage buckets out to the curb on time. When Mommy saw the truck leaving our court, she raced out and flagged it down. After the garbage man came back and emptied our buckets, Mommy gave him a thank you hug so big they almost fell into Mrs. Miller’s begonias across the street!”
Then, there was the time Mommy hurt her back pulling weeds right when the gardener showed up to mow our lawn. When he saw Mommy couldn’t move out of the flowerbed, he helped her into the house. Mommy’s back must have been feeling better just then because she gave him a thank you hug so big they almost tumbled back outside!
And then there was the time…”
Me: Okay, sweetheart, Mommy’s embarrassed enough, and my readers get the point. (You do don’t you?) Yes. I am a huggy person.
My daughter: Wait! Can’t I tell them about the time you hugged our neighbor because he…
Me: That story will have to wait because it’s time for me to introduce today’s book for Perfect Picture Book Friday – Bear Hugs!
Title – Bear Hugs – Romantically ridiculous animal rhymes
Written by – Karma Wilson
Illustrated by – Suzanne Watts
Published by – Aladdin
Suitable for ages – 3-7
Topics – A collection of huggy, sweet, and romantic animal poems.
Opening – Since the Amazon review I included below is the opening poem in this book, I’ll offer you the second poem.
Pocket Full of Posies
A kangaroo hopped happily,
her pocket full of posies.
She gave her bouquet to a kanga-gent
who blushed from head to toes-ies.
Amazon Review – View it HERE.
Rhino Mister and Rhino Miss
Gaze at the moon in rhino bliss.
They rub their rhino tusks like this.
And now you¹ve seen
Why do I like this book? Honestly, when I read the title, the word ‘Hugs’ grabbed my attention. I read and laughed my way through the clever, romantic animal poems, and knew I had to share this book with all of you for National Poetry Month. The author, Karma Wilson, knows how to title her poems to bring a smile like Pignic and Rhinocerkiss and Seal it with a Kiss. Clever poems plus kid-friendly illustrations make this book a must share this month.
Learn more about Karma Wilson HERE.
Learn more about Suzanne Watts HERE.