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|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, 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 been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He has been named the best-selling illustrator in the UK three years in a row. He lives in Macclesfield, England.