Sloppy Wants A Hug by Sean JulianSloppy Wants A Hug by Sean Julian

Sloppy Wants A Hug

bySean Julian

Picture Books | February 7, 2017

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2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Sloppy the tree dragon wants a hug, but Dewdrop the sprite isn’t going to give him one, for a very good reason.
Sean Julian enjoyed art from an early age, focusing on potato printmaking and creating plasticine dinosaurs. He now focuses his talents on children’s book illustrations. His pictures delight and entertain. Sean lives in Bristol (UK). 
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Title:Sloppy Wants A HugFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.3 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:NorthSouth BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735842736

ISBN - 13:9780735842731

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Pacing is everything here as audiences are lulled into sympathy with the hugless dragon until the very last page. Mournful Sloppy, with his eggplant-shaped snout, barely-there mouth, and scales that look like tidy, distinct green leaves, initially doesn’t seem to have earned his name, looking more floppy than sloppy as his sadness deepens. Dewdrop is an effective and expressive targeted snubber, turning up her pert little nose and angling her eyebrows at Sloppy as he tries to get a hug and smiling sweetly at the other critters.