Little, Brown & Co., 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
t's impossible to read Patrick McDonnell's
without smiling - and looking for someone or something to hug! The author of
The Gift of Nothing
Just Like Heaven
now brings us a book full of joy - joy in connecting with others and joy in the world's diversity.
t begins, '
There once was a kitten so filled with love / He wanted to give the whole world a hug.
' So Jules makes his
Hug To-Do List
and heads out into the world on his very own hug quest. He starts with his friends, and moves on to buttercups and birds, a blue whale, a baobab tree, and all kinds of animals.
love Jules' sense of wonder when, encountering a new species in the rain forest, '
Kneeling, he whispered, "We welcome you."
' This indomitable kitten ventures all over the world and when he gets to the
, it's '
number three hundred six on his Hug To-Do List
owards the end, Patrick McDonnell sagely reminds us, '
The world is so big ... / And yet so small, / It's time that we embrace it all.
' Don't miss his delicate watercolor illustrations and exuberant celebration of life, love and hugs. Valentines of all ages will adore
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