Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142401910
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/09/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 667,221
Product dimensions: 10.06(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Christine Kole MacLean is the author of Mary Margaret and the Perfect Pet Plan and Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms.  She lives in Holland, Michigan.

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A good pick for sparking pretend play and maybe even an occasional embrace. (School Library Journal)

Children will have fun looking at the detailed pictures that show the busy boy æat workæ and charmingly portray the relationship between him and his toddler sister. (Booklist)

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Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It has very well-done illustrations. It clearly shows a boy going through his day in a normal way, full of realistic fantasy play. I like how he includes his baby sister in everything, and how his mother participates a little in his play. The language is realistic and appropriately detailed.But we don't read it very often, and I think I know why.Firstly, this is a *very* long, *very* wordy book. It's definitely better suited for children closer to 8 than to 4, and even then - it's a long book. You have to really make time for it, you can't just fit it in there. This isn't in and of itself a problem, plenty of the books we *do* read a lot are long, but it definitely doesn't make me more likely to want to read it.Secondly, the mom in the book is... well... just a little needy. By the middle of the book her desperation for a hug starts to weird me out. I understand that kids go through that no-hugging stage, and you do start to really miss them - but I can't help thinking that she'd get more cuddles if she'd just SHUT UP about it already! I know if I want a hug, all I have to do is ostensibly refuse them and the next thing I know I'm being smothered! (And I'm not that needy for them, either.)It's just not my thing. I know a lot of people sympathize with the mom, and I feel for her, but... it goes a little overboard, and not in the funny way that I like.It might just be me.
kerrel124 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is really cute. It is perfect for children that start to become embarrassed by showing affection for their parents. It kind of lets them know that no matter how old they are or who they are it is always nice to show the ones they love that they care dearly.
lmaddux on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Family oriented. This book emphasizes that you never get too old to show your parents affection. Show's the children good family values.
SDando on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was so cute! I liked the illustrations, and the story was easy to understand. I think this book is a great way to teach little boys that it is ok to be tough and still love your mom at the end of the day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love this book! It's sweet, cute, and fun for kids and parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kindergarten students were completed captivated when I read this book to them. I heard the comment, 'What a GREAT story!' from many voices. This book is all about the wonderful imaginative world of children as it meshes with the wonderful world of love between themselves and their parents!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this inspiring picture book to my three boys, ages 3,6, and 10. A story of a small boy trying the grown-up world on for size through an active imagination captivated my sons' interest. Each pretend scenario captures the essence of childhood while the dialogue between mother and child is humorous and poignant. The young boy takes his pretend play very seriously and his mother endearingly plays along. My measure of an excellent read-aloud children's book is the number of times my children ask for a reread along with the book's impact on their own imagination. This book succeeds on both counts. Most importantly, upon finishing the story all three boys spent an entire afternoon constructing their own space capsules and construction sites. When a book has the power to inspire young minds, as this one has, it deserves a permanent place on your shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wisely written and delightfully illustrated book is an opportunity to see how pretend play is serious business and how a mom gently reminds the child of his need to take time for hugs even though serving and protecting is a full-time job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best picture books I've seen in a while. It's funny, true-to-life, sweet, and adventurous. I love the pictures, and I think the portrayal of brother and sister playing/"working" together is a valuable one. I'm definately buying at least two copies: one for my busy little nephew, and one for my personal library. Please check it out!