How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course!
Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev’s adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning’s charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again.
About Valeri Gorbachev
VALERI GORBACHEV has both written and illustrated dozens of picture books in his long career. His most recent books for Knopf are The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning and Go! Poetry in Motion by Dee Lillegard. Mr. Gorbachev lives in Brooklyn, NY.
“HORNING SERVES UP a cheerful and heartwarming scenario sure to capture the imagination of little ones and those who dote on them. Her kind, respectful animal characters have just the right touch of credibility, making this perfectly pleasant world seem possible. Gorbachev’s ink-andwatercolor artwork charms, featuring a menagerie of friendly, helpful critters.”—Publishers Weekly
WINNER 2006 IRA Children's Choices NOMINEE California Young Reader Medal
The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning; illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev