The Runaway Hug

The Runaway Hug

Book - 2012
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When Lucy's mother gives Lucy the last hug she has, Lucy promises to give it back, but first she must share it with everyone in the house, including Dad, the twins, the baby and even her dog, Annie.
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9781443113694
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blackwood, Freya


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Nov 28, 2018

Charming illustrations accompany a playful and well written story about the boundless nature of love.

Dina_18 Mar 27, 2015

Best little hug book ever. She gets a hug from her mama and has to share it with all her big family. So darn cute.

Oct 17, 2014

In this book, Lucy gets her mom's last available hug before bed. Lucy runs through the house and shares that last hug with each of her family members including the dog. The dog, unfortunately runs away with the hug and Lucy must chase her down to get it back before settling in for the night.

This is a beautiful bed time story full of love. It depicts the chaos of a typical busy family, but shows the thread of love that holds them all together. I love the last scene where all the kids are in bed and mom and dad are on the couch having together time. It makes one want to sigh and say, "That is how it should be..."

The illustrations are colorful and a bit chaotic. This would be a perfect bedtime story to share with any little one.

Aug 05, 2012

Great details in the illustrations; nice bedtime story.

Mar 20, 2012

A charming story based on a delighful and creative idea worthy of becoming a family ritual.

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Dina_18 Mar 27, 2015

Dina_18 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under


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