This board book is a little gem. Consider the following:
Heather Swain infuses the text with some powerful scientific terminology: appendages, arachnids, cephalopod, isopod, tentacles. She weaves them so smoothly into the rhymes that they easily roll off the tongue.
Steven Henry's charming illustrations provide important context clues for unknown words. The bold color pallet and winsome facial expressions on the animal faces are a delight.
This checks off the boxes on my great gift criteria for: baby showers, young readers, kids who love animals, and youngsters who are fascinated by numbers.
How many hugs can I give to How Many Hugs?
The Benefits of Hugging
Virginia Satir, family therapist
According to Healthline newsletter:
Hugs reduce stress by showing your support
Hugs may protect you against illness
Hugs may boost your heart health
Hugs can make you happier
Hugs help reduce your fears
Hugs may help reduce your pain
Hugs help you communicate with others
Hug + Book= Happiness