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By: Robert Munsch
Illustrated by: Michael Martchenko
  • ISBN 9781443133135, Board book
  • 30 Pages | Ages 0 to 3
Thea and her little brother Tate need a hug - but sometimes, only a Mommy Hug will do.

When Thea gets mad at mommy, she and her little brother go for a walk around the block.

They meet a snail, a skunk, a porcupine, and a gorilla, and get a hug from each one - but the hugs are slimy, smelly, pokey, and way too hard! It's not until they get back to mommy that Tate and Thea get a really good hug.

Following the success of the revised board book editions of Alligator Baby, We Share Everything!, and Up, Up, Down, Munsch and Martchenko have created their very first original book designed specifically for preschoolers!

This book was inspired by a brother and sister from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who Robert Munsch met while on a ski vacation.

Rights Sold

Chinese Simplified – Beijing Baby Cube, French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Italian – Editrice Il Castoro

Selling Points

• As a former daycare worker, Munsch understands preschoolers like no other author • Authentic emotions are portrayed: every kid gets mad at Mommy… and every kid (and mommy) needs a hug! • Trademark humour resounds in the latest by this best-selling team. • Munsch has sold more than 70 MILLION books in North America, including his phenomenally popular Love You Forever.