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Snuggle Wuggle

Snuggle Wuggle

by Jonathan London, Michael Rex

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Cuddle up with pandas, otters--and even bats--for big, cozy hugs.


Cuddle up with pandas, otters--and even bats--for big, cozy hugs.

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"A captivating bedtime tale for the preschool set."--Kirkus Reviews
"Just the right choice for the child who needs a hug."--Booklist
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
"Cozy dozy, Tumble bumble, Huggle nuggle, Snuggle wuggle." After snuggling up to read this to your toddler, she'll enjoy making up her own words to describe her favorite animal hugs. London and Rex set the scene for the perfect bedtime atmosphere to make you feel warm all over. 2000, Harcourt, Ages 1 to 4, $13.00. Reviewer: Leslie Julian
School Library Journal
PreS-"How does a bunny hug? Snuggle wuggle, snuggle wuggle." Each double-page spread features a different animal and an accompanying nonsensical description of how the babies hug their mothers. Tiger cubs hug "cozy dozy," puppies hug "fuzzy nuzzle," and kangaroo babies, here called kangaroos instead of joeys, hug "Pouchety boing!" Some of the hugs rhyme while others do not. Cartoons colored with Adobe Graphic Software stand out on white backgrounds. While earlier efforts by this author/illustrator team were more successful, this one will still appeal to preschool children, who will enjoy snuggling up for one-on-one sharing.-Susan M. Moore, Louisville Free Public Library, KY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
London and Rex have teamed up again (Wiggle Waggle, not reviewed) to produce a captivating bedtime tale for the preschool set. As in Wiggle Waggle, London employs echoic words to describe how various animal mothers hug their young, drawing a correlation between them and how readers hug their own moms. The text is primarily a repetition of the same format for a variety of animals. Each two-page spread is devoted to a mother/child couple. The question "How does a (bunny/otter/monkey) hug?" is located in the upper left-hand corner of the page. The answers are a collection of toddler-pleasing tongue twisters, e.g., "Snuggle wuggle, snuggle wuggle" for a bunny and "Pouchety boing! boing! boing!" for a kangaroo. The whimsical refrains lend themselves to a boisterous read-aloud session, encouraging readers' enthusiastic participation. The majority of the spread comprises an extreme close-up of Rex's realistically drawn animals: loving mothers cradling their blissful offspring. Clean lines mark the illustrations and the colorful, crisp images are situated against a pure white background. The tale concludes with an open-ended question, asking readers to describe how they hug. A very simple format that works extremely well either as group read-aloud or an individual story time for young children. Besides providing a cuddly bedtime story, London's tale also aids little ones in identifying a broad assortment of familiar animals. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
Edition description:
First Edition
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 5.62(h) x (d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

JONATHAN LONDON has written more than forty books for children, including the eight beloved Froggy books. He lives in northern California.

MICHAEL REX is the author-illustrator of several picture books as well as the illustrator of Floating Home. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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