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Hug Me

By Simona Ciraolo

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Hug Me

Summary:
Ever feel like you need a hug, a really big hug from someone? That’s how Felipe the young cactus feels, but his family just isn’t the touchy-feely kind. Cactuses can be quite prickly sometimes you know . . . and so can Felipe. But he’ll be darned if this one pointy issue will hold him back, so one day Felipe sets off on his own to find a friend and just maybe, that long awaited hug.

Rating: 5 *****

A cute book that reminds us of the importance of a hug.

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Rabbits and Raindrops

By Jim Arnosky

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Rabbits and Raindrops
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Mother rabbit’s five babies hop out of her nest to nibble clover, meet grasshoppers, spiders, and bees, play tag, and run for shelter when it rains.

Rating: 3 ***

An introductions for little ones to the world of animals that are as new and small as they are themselves.

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Stevie

By John Steptoe

Stevie
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When Stevie must adapt to being around the little boy that his mother looks after during the week, he is resentful. Eventually, the little boy’s family moves away, and Stevie realizes that the boy had come to mean a great deal to him.

Rating: 5 *****

A wonderful book about a young boy who’s not used to having another child around. Additionally, the author has a wonderful story about himself as well and how he came to write this book.

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Hi

By Ann Herbert Scott

Hi

Margarita and her mother have gone to the post office to mail a package to her grandmother. “Hi!” Margarita exclaims, enthusiastically greeting each patron as they pass through the door. Much to her disappointment no one seems to notice her.

Rating: *****

This book is more for the parent than the child. It’s a nice reminder that kids need attention too.

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