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Hugs on the Wind

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A lyrical, luminous picture book about missing a loved one.

Little Cottontail misses his grandfather and the hugs, smiles, and jokes they shared. As he plays in the meadow, he thinks of ways that the wind, stars, stream, and trees can help him send hugs, kisses, and other messages to his grandfather. The text is careful to leave open the question of whether grandfather is ...
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Overview

A lyrical, luminous picture book about missing a loved one.

Little Cottontail misses his grandfather and the hugs, smiles, and jokes they shared. As he plays in the meadow, he thinks of ways that the wind, stars, stream, and trees can help him send hugs, kisses, and other messages to his grandfather. The text is careful to leave open the question of whether grandfather is deceased or just living far away, making the book meaningful to any small child who misses a loved one.

Like Goodnight Moon and The Snowy Day, Hugs on the Wind celebrates a child's special connection to the world around him, and the power of nature to comfort.
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Children's Literature
Little Cottontail misses Grandfather and as his mother gathers red clover and wild lettuce in the Great Green Meadow, she offers him reassurance. When Little Cottontail asks what Grandfather misses most, she replies, "He always loved your snuggly hugs." As the wind ruffles the young bunny's fur, he decides to wrap his hugs around the wind so the wind can carry them across the meadow to Grandfather. Little Cottontail then sends his smiles up to the clouds and tells his funny jokes to the river. When the trees rustle or "sing," Little Cottontail and Mama Cottontail believe Grandfather has sent his summer song. That night, as the stars wink, Little Cottontail and Mama blow kisses to the moon. The soft watercolors add to the sense of security and calm, making this a fine book to share with a young child who has experienced a loss. The loss is never identified and death is not mentioned, so preschoolers will not be confused by thoughts they are not yet able to process. But the story may serve as an underpinning for future talks about the continuum of life. 2006, Harry N. Abrams, Ages 3 to 7.
—Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Little Cottontail worries that his grandfather, who now lives on the other side of the Great Green Meadow, misses him too much. After his mother says that Grandfather always loved Cottontail's snuggly hugs, the rabbit gets an idea: he will send his hugs to his grandfather via the wind. In the same way, he uses the clouds to send a smile and the river to send a joke. When the bunny hears the trees singing and sees the stars twinkling, he decides that they are songs and winks coming from his grandfather. Mother and child blow kisses to the Moon to blow to Grandfather, and they fall asleep. The illustrations were done with multiple layers of watercolor, creating a very soft look. The effect works for the landscape backgrounds, but is less successful with the rabbits, who occasionally dissolve into vague smudges. In addition, their ears change shape and size throughout. Charlotte Zolotow's If You Listen (Running Pr, 2002) and Jacqueline Woodson's Coming on Home Soon (Putnam, 2004) are better titles about family separation, but Hugs can fill a need for more books about grandparents who have moved away.-Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810959682
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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