A little boy has had enough of his mom giving him hugs, kisses, and cuddles. She calls it “hugga bugga love,” and it’s a special love that the son eventually accepts because he learns his mom’s hugga buggas show him how much she loves him. Please, Mama! No more kisses. I get kisses all day through! I need some space! And it’s MY face. One hug and kiss will do! Mom loves kissing, hugging, and cuddling her precious little boy. She calls it hugga bugga love—but he has had enough! From lunchtime to playtime to bath time to nighttime, there’s no escaping her hugga bugga love. He isn’t even safe just pulling off his socks! But he learns to accept his mom’s affection, because he realizes that he’s hers and she’s all his, and her hugga buggas show him how much she loves him.
Diane Ohanesian wrote her first book in second grade when her encouraging teacher, Mrs. Zwelling, kept her after school to show her movies that she would stop before the ending, so Diane could write the endings herself! Diane has published more than twenty children’s books since then, including Hugga Bugga Love, and she continues to work on new projects every day. She lives in Hartford, Connecticut.