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Written by Jez Alborough
Format: Board Book
ISBN-13: 9780763628932
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author/illustrator: Jez Alborough

Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals — from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe — shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire? Jez Alborough transforms a total of three words — and some of the most tenderly expressive animals ever created — into an endearing tribute to love and belonging.

"Like a wordless book, the story unfolds through a series of expressive pictures. . . . Alborough makes clear . . . the elation the animals gain from their shared affection." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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076362893X /  9780763628932
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Board Books / Board Book
age range:
0 mos - 3 yrs
# of pages/size:
34 / 10 9/16" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Social Themes; Animals; Family;
author’s comments:
Jez Alborough says, "Bobo and his mommy just had to be chimps—they've got the best arms for giving hugs!"
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