Big Bear Hug by Nicholas OldlandBig Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland

Big Bear Hug

byNicholas OldlandIllustratorNicholas Oldland

Picture Books | September 1, 2009

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A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree?

Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest.

The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.
Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount A...
Title:Big Bear HugFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8.38 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155453464X

ISBN - 13:9781554534647

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Story A really cute story for bedtime reading. My 2 year old loves it.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book Great story and cute illustrations.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Bear Hug Love this book very adorable.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I love this book! I love everything about this book. The illustrations are whimsical and fun but fill the page and give little eyes lots to look at and spot, without becoming crowded and overwhelming. There are just enough words on the page that my two year old grandson won't get bored and want to move on before I am done reading. And the story is right on level for the preschool and early school reader. A message about love and hugs that will resonate - especially at the end. Everyone knows a hug makes it better. I will be buying many copies for friends and relatives.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big bear hug I really like this book!!
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of our favourites Adorable! Just Adorable!
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For days Bear hugs for life
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great books for kids Nicholas Oldland's books are great and the audio is well done.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book by Canadian Author One of my new favorites, this book is a great addition to your library, especially for teachers. The clever illustrations and simple humor would be appropriate for any age, and the content is easy to connect with social studies, language arts, or science! A charming way to discuss our environment, emotions, and interactions.
Date published: 2009-11-11

Editorial Reviews

... the book's quick humor makes it easy to embrace.-School Library Journal