Time for a Hug

Time for a Hug

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by Phillis Gershator, Mim Green, David Walker
     
 

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A hug feels good. 
Let's hug again.
We'll hug at nine.
We'll hug at ten.

When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good picture book assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock.

From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big

Overview

A hug feels good. 
Let's hug again.
We'll hug at nine.
We'll hug at ten.

When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good picture book assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock.

From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug always feels just right.
 
This is a book that is generous with love, and full of the sweetest illustrations you've ever seen. 

 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A small brown bunny and a big, gray bunny do all sorts of things together throughout the day, but their favorite thing to do is to hug. “Wash our faces, comb our hair,/ choose the clothes we like to wear./ Eat from a bowl, drink from a mug—/ What times is it?/ Time for a hug!” As the bunnies hug, a green clock reads nine, and it’s time for another hug at 10 o’clock, too (the clock reflects the hour’s passing). As the day progresses (with additional clocks marking the time), the bunnies play indoors and outdoors, eventually preparing for bed when the clock reads eight. Walker’s smudgy, cozy paintings convey the bond between child and guardian, while Gershator and Green explore the concept of time and emphasize the comfort of a daily routine. Ages 3–5. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
"Gershator (Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk, 2011), in collaboration with her mother, offers this sweet, brief rhyming tale celebrating hugs at any hour of the day.

Two bunnies, one small and orange and the other bigger and gray, wake up at 8:00 to begin a day chock-full of activities that preschoolers will recognize. Washing faces, getting dressed, baking a pie, playing with puppets, reading a book, bathing, brushing teeth and hopping off to bed are all portrayed in Walker's softly colored full-page and double-page spreads or vignettes. Clearly the rabbits are full of affection. Their relationship could be parent and child, older sibling and younger or just roommates. As times passes, young readers will enjoy looking for the clock ticking off each hour until bedtime. Most hours prove to be a perfect moment to embrace. 'Two o'clock, three o'clock. What shall we do? / Bounce a ball, ride a bike, climb a tree, / go on a hike. Smell a flower, chase a bug-What time is it? / Time for a hug!' The pleasingly predictable rhyme will have preschoolers chiming in all the way to the page where the covers are pulled up.
 
Worth a pause and may well inspire a hug or two." -- Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
A lot happens for Little Bunny in the hours between wake-up at 8 a.m. and bedtime at 8 p.m. These rhyming verses by mother-daughter duo Philis Gershator and Mim Green mention face-washing, clothes-choosing, breakfast-eating, book-reading and bug-chasing, all guided with playful patience by Big Bunny. But it is always "time for a hug," as the delightful refrain points out. Especially noteworthy is the gender neutrality of both Big and Little Bunny, in their bright short-sleeved shirts. In this way, males as well as females can be perceived as primary caretakers who comb hair, bake pies and bounce balls. Illustrator David Walker beautifully conveys the bunnies' joy in one another and their world through the animals' large, expressive faces. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This rhyming tale lovingly follows a mama rabbit and her toddler throughout their day, which includes plenty of time for hugs. At 8:00 a.m., with a smiling sun shining through Bunny's window, the text begins: "What shall we do? Wash our faces,/comb our hair,/choose the clothes/we like to wear./Eat from a bowl, drink from a mug-/What time is it?/Time for a hug!" Throughout the day, the mother and her bunny play together, read, bake a pie, bounce a ball, climb a tree, and hug often before bedtime at 8:00 p.m. Walker's uncluttered illustrations of cuddly bunnies with oversize heads are created with acrylic and inks. Primarily presented in bright colors, the drawings portray a loving parent and her baby. A sweet addition to the collection of picture books about a mother's love for her child.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
Gershator (Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk, 2011), in collaboration with her mother, offers this sweet, brief rhyming tale celebrating hugs at any hour of the day. Two bunnies, one small and orange and the other bigger and gray, wake up at 8:00 to begin a day chock-full of activities that preschoolers will recognize. Washing faces, getting dressed, baking a pie, playing with puppets, reading a book, bathing, brushing teeth and hopping off to bed are all portrayed in Walker's softly colored full-page and double-page spreads or vignettes. Clearly the rabbits are full of affection. Their relationship could be parent and child, older sibling and younger or just roommates. As times passes, young readers will enjoy looking for the clock ticking off each hour until bedtime. Most hours prove to be a perfect moment to embrace. "Two o'clock, three o'clock. What shall we do? / Bounce a ball, ride a bike, climb a tree, / go on a hike. Smell a flower, chase a bug--What time is it? / Time for a hug!" The pleasingly predictable rhyme will have preschoolers chiming in all the way to the page where the covers are pulled up. Worth a pause and may well inspire a hug or two. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454915782
Publisher:
Sterling Children's Books
Publication date:
04/07/2015
Series:
Snuggle Time Stories
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
621,566
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Phillis Gershator has written many picture books for children. Her mother, Mim Green, inspired this collaboration, and the two have also cowritten Who's Awake in Springtime? (Henry Holt), which Booklist called “A playful and inviting bedtime tale.”

 
Phillis worked as a children's librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library and now lives with her husband and frequent coauthor, David, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To learn more about Phillis and Mim, see phillisgershator.com.
 
David Walker is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Before You Were Mine (Putnam), Crocodaddy (Sterling), and Bears on Chairs (Candlewick).  He can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To see more of David's work, please visit his website at davidwalkerstudios.com.

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Time for a Hug 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book for little kids. My daughter loves to blurt out "Time for a hug" when the books asks - "what time is it?" It's also a fun book to read with your child. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love hugs. I read this and it was really huggie like.