Snuggly Puppy Looks for the Perfect Hug – illustrated by Jannie Ho

51iyzuy4tul  Snuggly Puppy Looks for the Perfect Hug – illustrated by Jannie Ho, Nosy Crow, 9780763689377, 2016

Format:  Board book

Rating: (1-5) 5 is a starred review: 4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? This chunky board book has large tabs that a child can pull to reveal a picture of an animal inside. This would be a first interactive book for very young child, as the tabs are large and the book is sturdy enough to withstand lots of use. Snuggly puppy goes on a walk looking for the perfect hug. When children pull the tabs, they can see the animal that Snuggly Puppy is trying to get a hug from. What I especially liked about the book is the rich language that is used to describe the animals. Young children will be exposed to all sorts of adjectives (spiky, busy, splashy, jumpy) as Snuggly Puppy rules out the reason why they’re not perfect for hugs. When she finally finds her parents, she does get the perfect hug.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Some of the pull tabs were on the right of the book, and some on the left. That might make it more difficult for young children to use.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This would be a first board book for children ages 0-2

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.18, 2016

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