Slug Needs a Hug!
When it begins to bug Slug that his mom doesn’t hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look. Will his mom hug him now?
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Subject||Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Cartoonish, watercolor art and bouncy, lively rhymes make for a droll, entertaining tale. With a positive, supportive message, and a raucous delivery, this one will make storytime shine.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“Ross’s deliciously silly ink and watercolor illustrations are a delightful complement to Jeanne Willis’s bouncy rhyming text. . . . This is a fun and whimsical choice for storytimes about individuality, self-esteem, and love.”—School Library Journal
“[A] bittersweet, slimy story…[with an] unconditionally loving ending….The book feels like a big, generous embrace.”―Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jeanne Willis
Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Tony Ross has illustrated hundreds of children's books including the beloved Amber Brown series and his own Little Princess books for Andersen Press. He has chalked up countless awards in his fifty-year career and his books have been published in more than fifty languages.