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The Giant Hug

Written by Sandra Horning & illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
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Sep 9, 2008
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How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course!

Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev’s adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning’s charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again.

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Who Wrote The Giant Hug

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Sandra Horning
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Sandra writes picture books, beginning readers, and, most recently, the Baby Code! series of board books. Her picture book The Giant Hug (Knopf, 2005, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev) was a Junior Library Guild selection and an IRA Children’s Choice, and has been translated into many languages. Family, friends, pets, and nature spark the ideas for many of her stories. In addition to writing children’s books, Sandra also works as the library director of the Chaplin Public Library. Books surround her at home and at work! She lives in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut with her husband, two sons, and a flock of chickens and ducks (all named, of course).

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Who Illustrated The Giant Hug

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Valeri Gorbachev

Valeri Gorbachev has illustrated more than forty books for children, including his own Big Little Elephant and Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Lesléa Newman. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780553112627
Publication Date:
September 9, 2008
Word Count:
998
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2003025883
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
185032736
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0553112627
Lexile® Level:
AD580L
Scholastic Level:
L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
82301
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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