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Jul 10 2018

The littlest things give the loveliest hugs by Mark Sperring

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Orchard Books, 2018. ISBN 9781408338049
(Age: 2+) Highly recommended. The littlest things give the loveliest hugs is a beautifully illustrated picture book about hugs. Each page is bright and detailed, depicting different animals hugging and snuggling their children. From elephants to foxes to koalas, this book is ready to be part of a child's nightly bedtime routine. Even before reading the rhyming sentences, children and their carers will be busy discussing all of the details in each illustration. Children can discover where the different animals are found, make observations about animal families and learn about their appearance - great Science links.
The rhyming sentences are all about cuddles and snuggles and it reads like a poem. The rhyming couplets can help children identify rhyming words, supporting older children to create their own couplets. The content is aimed at younger children and is highly recommended for children aged 2+ and younger readers aged 5+.
Kylie Kempster

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