Children’s Book Review: A Hug is for Holding Me

A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler is a sweet, cosy book aimed at 3-5 year olds. This simple story is about love and affection and is a sweet way to look at nature and our surroundings.

Children's Book Review: A Hug is for Holding Me

In A Hug is for Holding Me, a little girl and her father go for a walk and spot all kinds of things which are like a hug; a speckled bird egg, a cocoon, a flower bud and a sea shell. They each hold something tight inside them and keep them safe, just like Dad! But who gives the best hugs in the world?

It is very soothingly written, with some rhythm to the text and teamed with the illustrations, A Hug is for Holding Me makes for a lovely bedtime book to share with a pre-schooler.

A Hug is for Holding Me is beautifully illustrated by Lisk Feng. Her colourful and eye-catching illustrations, particularly of flowers, butterflies and leaves are especially striking. The illustrations would make for interesting talking points with your child.

Children's Book Review: A Hug is for Holding Me

This lovely book is written for 3-5 year olds and is just the kind of book they would enjoy reading over and over again. The illustrations are striking and the words are perfectly pitched at that age group.

Published on 11th December 2018 in hardback, this book would make a lovely gift for a little one.

A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler costs £10.99 in hardback. It is published by Chronicle Books and it is available from a wide range of bookshops including Amazon.

If you enjoyed this review of A Hug is for Holding Me, you might also be interested in The Crocodile and the Dentist.

Disclosure: We were sent a copy of A Hug is for Holding Me for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

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