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How Many Hugs?

How Many Hugs?

Heather Swain; illustrated by Steven Henry

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All the ways that animals and multi-legged insects give hugs, How Many Hugs? is perfect as a counting picture book and for reading aloud at bedtime!

Centipedes, those crawliest bugs
have 300 legs for giving out hugs.
That's 150 on one side to grasp
and 150 on the other to clasp.

Hugs abound in this celebration of multi-legged animals and insects and their babies! And at the end of the day, human parents can give their little ones as many hugs as they want—with two arms.

Charming art and rhyming text make this a perfect companion to All Kinds of Kisses, also by Heather Swain.

Praise for How Many Hugs?

"Do more arms mean better hugs? That’s the question raised in this lighthearted contemplation of animal intimacy, Swain and Henry’s follow-up to All Kinds of Kisses. ...charming."--Publishers Weekly


Praise for All Kinds of Kisses:

"Swain invites readers to contemplate the types of kisses 11 animals might bestow on each other, based on their distinctive mouths, beaks, tongues, and jaws. ... What is consistent is the tenderness between the adult animals and their offspring, as captured in Henry's (It's Raining Bats and Cats) rough-edged, mid-20th-century-retro portraits. A closing spread offers additional details about the sun bears, porpoises, chubsuckers, and other features creatures." —Publishers Weekly

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Heather Swain; illustrated by Steven Henry

Heather Swain is the author of several previous books, including the adult fiction title Cold Feet; the craft book Make These Toys; and the YA novel Josie Griffin Is Not a Vampire. She lives in Brooklyn.

Steven Henry (né D'Amico) is the illustrator of the popular Ella the Elegant Elephant series, as well as It's Raining Bats and Frogs and All Kinds of Kisses for F&F. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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