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  • Writer's pictureMelinda Cropsey

Breadcrumbs Best Book: Big Bear Hug, by Nicholas Oldland

By Nicholas Oldland

(2020) Kids Can Press Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada

There’s nothing not to LOVE about Big Bear Hug! Like a child… the featured bear is “so filled with love and happiness” that he can’t help but hug “every little thing” that he encounters! This behavior, while certainly - unexpected - is not unappreciated by his woodland companions. Endearingly, his most favorite hug-target is TREES! His love-ability is put to the test by a woodsman. Ultimately, he performs a feat of social-emotional alchemy when he converts his legitimate anger into an unexpected loving response! SO wise, SO WONDERFUL! Big Bear Hug is an absolute treasure!


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