Young Douglas wake up after his hibernation and needs a hug. But how to hug? and Who gives the best hugs? In his quest to find the best hug Douglas experiments with different types of hugs. He starts off with BIG hugs (clasping a large rock) a TALL hug (hugging and climbing a tree) and a comfy hug (a bush). But the bush resists his hugs, sprouted legs and ran away. The sheep who were hiding in the bush are adamant that they are too busy for hugging.
Finally, after disturbing an owl and a rabbit he is led by the hand towards a familiar deep dark cave where someone is waking up. Within the deep dark cave his HUG is waiting.
The images and words fit together well, it was good that some of the words were in different fonts to support the reader.
I loved the anthology of hugs at the back of the book. Some of the images reminded me of some of the large women and their husbands in Belleville Rendez-Vous and the rabbit reminds me of the grumpy rabbit from Winnie the Pooh.
A lovely book to read with young children.
I’d really enjoy giving this as a gift.