Book Review: I*m going to give you a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney

Title:  I'm going to give you a Bear Hug
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Illustrated by: Tim Warnes
Publisher:  ZonderKidz
Format:  Picture Book
Release Date:  December 27, 2016
Genre:  Picture Book
Ages:  4-8

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.
Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a sweet loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug will be available in hardcover for $16.99 in retail stores nationwide and online on December 27, 2016. Pre-order opportunities will begin on September 28th. 

A big bear hug, a race through the rain hug or a slimy fish hug, your kids will love the I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney. Adorable and fun, this book about hugs will have your kids giggle their way towards the last page and attempt to give you the BIGGEST bear hug before they fall asleep!  The illustrations by Tim Warnes is just as adorable and lively!  No doubt, my favorite hug is the big bear hug, but it's hard to choose the cutest one in the book! I think I'll have to go with the horse hug! You'll know what I mean when you see it!  If your child love bedtime stories, this is one to get. If not, this may just change their minds!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.

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About the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating children's books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children's illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he's not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo.

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Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit

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  1. Cute book! I'd like a hug! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I love to give bear hugs to my daughter who loves to snuggle. :)

    1. Alison, your comment is the winning entry! Congratulations! Check your inbox! =) Thank you!

  3. What an adorable book. I would love to give a bear hug to my granddaughter.

  4. The bear hug would go to my hubby who is a bear in the mornings.


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