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The Giant Hug

Written by Sandra HorningAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sandra Horning
Illustrated by Valeri GorbachevAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Valeri Gorbachev


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 4-8 years
· May 30, 2012 · $6.99 · 978-0-307-98234-6 (0-307-98234-3)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

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“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

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

This is Sandra Horning’s first book for Knopf. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and children.

Valeri Gorbachev is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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