Book review: A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Lisk Feng.

A Hug Is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler and Lisk Feng is a beautifully illustrated book that makes me smile each time I read it. Written as a poem, this would be a wonderful book to explore love and affection and also would make a beautiful gift for a loved one.

Featuring a young girl and a male adult who could be her father or grandfather, together they explore the natural world around them. As well as their precious hugs they both invite readers to explain “…all the things a hug can be!”

Their exploration of nature within the story allows readers to see the outdoors in a fresh, engaging way. It encourages observation, appreciation of nature and introduces readers to nature related vocabulary.

“A seashell is a kind of hug for creatures in the sea.”

Different habitats are explored but at the centre of the book is gratefulness for the hug the child receives and the hugs she gives to her loved one because they are the best ones of all.

From the spectacular surprise beneath the dust cover to the wonderful illustrations through out the book, this is a gorgeously presented book. I could quite happily frame the pages of nature goodness.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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