As Mother's Day approaches, several titles celebrate matriarchs everywhere. A follow-up to Daddy Hugs 1, 2, 3, Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz incorporates her signature dazzling patterns and candy-bright palette to count up from "one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug" to 10 "I love you... good-night hugs" for a wide-eyed toddler and his or her puppy and teddy bear. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
PreS-Loving mother/child embraces are counted, from "one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug" to "ten `I love you...' good-night hugs." The baby's day also includes encouraging "two `Choo-choo! Open wide!' yummy hugs" at breakfast, comforting "`I'll always catch you!' sliding hugs" at the park, and so on. Each spread features the number word in lower-case letters, the numeral, and countable heart shapes. Katz's trademark round-headed characters are cheerful and exude warmth. The sunny pictures capture familiar activities, and a playful puppy is part of the scene. The collage, gouache, and colored-pencil illustrations have polka-dot and floral patterns that add visual interest. This book is great for interactive baby storytimes.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.