Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen

Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen

by Lori Nawyn, Christy Monson


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Written after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. Author Christy Monson guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness, and anger, then lends constructive and practical ideas for how to manage such feelings and seek comfort. Lori Nawyn’s engaging illustrations help young children understand that hope is only a hug away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938301605
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Christy Monson is an author and retired family therapist who worked that last thirty years helping families and marriages succeed.

Lori Nawyn is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction reflect her desire to help others recognize their own unique strengths and abilities, and overcome adversity to live full and happy lives.

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Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
This book is a necessity in every household. I think kids have to deal with bad things all the time. Maybe not as big as the school shootings, but a lot of other things in their lives, like being in a car accident, or a relative dying. This book can help. The story has a great feeling to it – a warm, calming, friendly – but serious – feeling. It is told in a very simple way, but I think it tells a big story. The illustrations are cartoon-like and make it easier to understand the story. The animals mixed in make it cute. I think the story will also help parents and teachers talk to kids about bad things that happen. I believe this is a book that every family will have use of in their house. *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
What a picturesque, delightful way of explaining sad things to toddlers! This is a large, high quality, colorful picture books with simple but plain writing to assist the very young in coping with various types of sad, painful situations which occur in one's life. The Cover is bright e and cheerful as are the illustrations which are done so well by Lori Nawyn. Each page has large illustrations that will capture every little ones attention. It is perfect to read to a very young elementary group because all will be able to view each page as it is read..."A picture says more than a thousand words". In this case it is mostly true. I give this book a Five Stars rating. This was generously sent to me by the author for an honest book review, of which I have given.
DianeStringamTolley More than 1 year ago
What do you do when scary things happen? Do you hide? Fight? Scream? What if you’re a child? Now there is a beautiful new book by Christy Monson and Lori Nawyn that addresses this issue. With bright, colourful pictures by Nawyn and simple, engaging text by Monson, Love, Hugs and Hope: When Scary Things Happen, is a blueprint of what to do when you’re little. And frightened by something terrifying. In a world increasingly shattered by violence, mistrust and hatred, Love, Hugs and Hope is a bright little spot of warmth. A much-needed resource; its easy-to-follow, sympathetic advice and charming pictures will make it a go-to book for generations. I loved this book! Thank you to Monson and Nawyn for giving us a simple balm for the truly frightening events of our day. Diane Stringam Tolley
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
What do you need when SCARY things happen? LOVE! HUGS! and HOPE! This book is adorable and yet so powerful! Cute illustrations and profound wisdom! We all have bad things happen to us! Find out what to do with your feelings of hurt, anger, fear, and sadness in this wonderful book! Especially helpful for children :) This book was written after the tragic shooting in Newton, Connecticut.