Hug Machine

Picture Books | August 26, 2014

byScott CampbellIllustratorScott Campbell

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Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale.

Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine!

Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED!

This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug—and this book!

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Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale.Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED! This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly aff...

Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.5 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442459352

ISBN - 13:9781442459359

Customer Reviews of Hug Machine

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Son Loves This Book We got it for him for Valentine's Day and he always gives you a big hug when we finish! Very cute and not to long for before bed!
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book for kids! This is such a sweet book - every kid should have one to see how important hugging is!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hug anyone? "My hugs calm people down. They cheer them up. They make them go completely nuts! I am the Hug Machine!" An adorable, unnamed little boy, with extended arms that were created to be wrapped around everything he meets up with, will steal your heart and wish that you too could receive his hug gifts. He so freely dispenses to everyone and everything in his world. His eyes close in ecstasy as he cuddles, squeezes and wraps himself around people, objects and family. No one or thing is off limits to this embracing little guy. His irresistible charm draws people to him and in so doing their hearts open up to receive from the mighty Hug Machine. He hugs trees, rocks, mailboxes.... hey.....if you are in his path, then you are fair game for a cuddle clasp. This is author/illustrator Scott Campbell's debut book. The illustrations created in muted-toned watercolours are calming and soothing - painting a perfect ambiance for a tight, snuggly hug. The expressions and actions of the little boy are so ably depicted in the many details that the text does not convey in print. The Hug Machine brings peace, love and serenity to his world and if we would follow his example what a wonderful world it would be.
Date published: 2014-09-18

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"a non-sappy, warm-hearted ending to a book that feels just like a big ol’ hug"