Title: Who Wants a Hug?
Author: Jeff Mack
Illustrator: Jeff Mack
Year of Publication: 2015
We’ve all known that person: the impossibly cheery, look-on-the-bright side individual who thinks the world’s problems can be solved one hug at a time. Of course, we’re also familiar with our fair share of pessimists: complainers who always have something snarky to contribute to conversations. This adorable book features a lovable, huggable bear and a rather jaded skunk. While the bear skips through the woods offering hugs to one and all, the skunk attempts to thwart his kindness.
Adorable illustrations and a slight twist at the end of the story make this an enjoyable read for children and adults, both sweet and sour.