I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug … and a free book!

Hey there! It’s the mother-daughter team of children’s book reviewers here again. And this time we’re here with a keeper.

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!
Y’all. I die. This book is so stinkin’ cute.

Have you heard of it?

I hadn’t either. But I’m so glad it showed up in my mailbox. I’m a sucker for rhymes, so I was hooked after the first few pages. The author was creative in her ideas of the “type” of hugs to give (ex: bug hug, duck hug, cat hug, etc.) and how they relate to the animal. (Being the owner of a cat, I thought the cat hug was oh-so-accurate with its “don’t do more than that hug” jab at their fickle independence. Because CATS, man.)

Meda even pointed out to me how each of the animals that gave the hug had a matching aspect of the mom’s yellow and red polka dotted clothing, the illustrator’s hidden tie to the mother’s hugs. (“Mom! The bear’s feet look like the mama’s!”)

McKenna was a good sport and weighed in (again) with her own quick book review. And because McKenna did, Meda had to as well. *wink*

This book is so cute! I loved it so much. I felt like I was getting all the hugs as I read it. I liked how it described the animal or what you could do to it. Example: I’m going to give you a cat hug. A simple purr, stroke my fur, don’t do more than that hug. (In the horse part… I wouldn’t like to get a hug full of hoofs. Just saying, well that’s that for the horse.) Illustrations are amazing and perfect for kids.

~McKenna (age 7)


I love you book. I’m going to give you a bear hug.

~Meda (age 4)

Alright, so you want the chance to win this? Let’s give it away!

The giveaway ends Friday night, and I’ll be posting on my Instagram and Facebook the winner on Saturday.

To enter the giveaway:

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Good luck, friends!

Click here to see the book on Amazon!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Belinda June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I am loving “The Little Gardener” with my kids now

    • Reply Kristin June 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

      I haven’t heard of that one! I need to check it out. 🙂

  • Reply Emily June 15, 2017 at 9:28 am

    What a cute book!

  • Reply Wendy Peppers June 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I loved Green Eggs and Ham as a kid, but I loved to read How to Go to Sleep on a Farm and Clap Your Hands to my kids.

  • Reply Molly June 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    We read ALL the books! My girls love Racoon on the moon and the other short stories that came with it. But I love reading Dr. Seuss and I feel so accomplished when I can get through a page without getting tongue tied!

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