The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story

The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story


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ISBN-13: 9781401951726
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 01/21/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,259,772
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Nick Ortner is known worldwide as an inspirational speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of The Tapping Solution. His "muse"—his daughter, June—isn’t old enough to read yet but stares at Barkley and all his adventures with delight. Nick lives with his wife, Brenna, in Newtown, CT.Alison Taylor is an elementary school teacher who enjoys reading and writing with her students. Her desk is often crowded with buckets of apples. She lives in forest-filled Connecticut where her ideas for Barkley sprouted. She’s also Brenna’s younger sister, Nick’s sister-in-law, and tied in 1st place for June’s favorite aunt. This is Alison's first (published) book.


Newtown, CT

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The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor is an adorable story for children. The book is about all different kinds of hugs. Barkley the Bear is now old enough to join the family business. His father decides to show him the ropes on his first day of work. I chose to read The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story with my four-year-old daughter. She enjoyed seeing all the different animals in the forest. However, she was a little curious as to why the Oscar the French bulldog was in the forest. She really liked the names of the different hugs and wanted to try each hug out after reading about it. Our favorite hug was “the squeezer.” My opinion is that this is a cute book. I can see kids and parents having a lot of fun with all the different hugs. I really liked that Ortner and Taylor pointed out that not everyone likes or wants hugs. This is very important for young children to know. It is also something my daughter’s pre-k class is talking about now. The illustrations in the book are well done. They are very colorful and the different fonts of the words make the story more appealing to the eye. This is the perfect bedtime book, especially with “The Goodnight Bear Hug” being the last hug in the book. If you have young kids that you read to at night, then I recommend this book.
Colleen More than 1 year ago
Adorable story with lessons for all ages! It's engaging and clever with beautiful illustrations to match. Great Valentine's Day gift for my nieces. Can't wait to give it to them. I know they'll love it as much as I do!