Slug Needs a Hug!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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?

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Subject Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2015
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-10-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039140, JUV013060, JUV002000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 11
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 174254
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Booklist Online

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“[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.