Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels.
Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone.
About the Author
Jez Alborough is a hugely popular author and illustrator of books for children, well-known for his stories about Bobo the chimp (star of Hug, Tall and Yes). His tales about Eddy and the Bear inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey.
Through beautifully drawn pictures, we discover a little monkey who needs something very special. There is no text, because this story is skilfully told through the colour pictures that take us on a journey through the jungle meeting the animals, from elephants and giraffes to snakes and lions. It gives the opportunity to explain to children how parents feel when their children get lost. The elephants do their best to comfort and help the little lost monkey but they cannot quite understnad what is missing. Eventually, they realize that it's one important animal. As his name booms out from the nearby forest, Bobo's tears disappear and he runs as fast as he can towards the anxious sound. He grins from ear to ear and Bobo and his mum give each other the biggest hug ever. Everyone is so happy that little lost Bobo is reunited with his mum that they all stand together and shout HUG! (Kirkus UK)
For Ages: 1 - 4 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 5th August 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 22.8 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.181