Friday, January 27, 2017

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug- Children's book review and giveaway

Yes, another children's book has found its way into our house.  I know, I know, we do not have little people around here anymore, but a gal can hope right!?  Someday, God willing, I will get to hold little people in my lap once again and read all these beautiful books to them.  Until then, my sweet 9 year old indulges me and lets me read to him every now and then.

Our new book?  I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney. The first time I saw the cover I knew I had to have it for two reasons.  One, we are a hugging family around here.  Get near us, and we will surely give you a hug, whether you want one or not!  We are from the south, after all.  And secondly, I have a daughter who has a fear of bears.  True story.  So I tease her often with books with bears in them. Because I am nice like that! ;)

Even she cannot be afraid of this bear!  Look how cute!  Illustrator Tim Warnes did a beautiful job making Caroline's characters come to life using brightly colored pages filled with whimsical animals and children.  They are sweet and engaging illustrations!

And the story!  Well, I even caught our 9 year old reading this book on his own a few times.  In this 32 page hard covered book, aimed for ages 4-8, Caroline tells the story of all the different types of hugs you can give, from bear hugs to horse and whale hugs.  The cute rhymes are sure to hold a young child's attention, and because there are only a few lines on each page, you can read it quickly or linger on each page to discuss what you see!

Colby's favorite hug was, you guessed it, the bear!  Mine was the whale-

"I'm going to give you a whale hug.
A high tide, Ocean wide, Take me for a sail hug."

And the perfect ending for your child's day,

"Say your prayers and kiss good night, Way beyond compare hug!"  

As always, Fly By Productions is offering one of our readers a chance to win this adorable children's book!  Just leave me a comment and we will choose a random winner next Friday!

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



  1. This book sounds great! I'm always on the look out for good quality reading material.

  2. looks like a book my littles would enjoy :)

  3. I love this! How sweet and fun! When I got married, the photographer encouraged my inlaws to move in closer. They joked, "we don't touch." Well, they're huggers now! LOL

  4. My littles would love this book!

  5. I would love to readd this to my boys. We love reading together. Thanks for a chance.

  6. This sounds like a cute book! We love books in our house!

  7. Oh, how sweet. My almost 5yr old would love it...

  8. We haven't read this book, but my 3 year old has been making up different hugs lately--his favorite...the lion hug

  9. This book looks wonderful. I'm always looking for great books to add to my son's library.

  10. Lovely book - I know some kids who could use it for sure. :) thank you for hosting


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