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?

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, 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 JUV002000, JUV039140, JUV013060
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 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.