Scott Campbell, Scott Campbell
Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine!
Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED!
This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug-and this book!
"a non-sappy, warm-hearted ending to a book that feels just like a big ol' hug" -- The Horn Book Magazine * November/December 2014 * *"Whether for bedtime or storytime, affectionate kids and adults will thoroughly embrace (ahem) this fuzzy and goofy paean to cuddling." * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED REVIEW * "Absolutely irresistable." * School Library Journal * "The noodle-armed little boy who loves hugs is irrepressibly charming....delightfully rendered, and the hug machine's enthusiasm for friendliness is hard not to love." * Booklist * "Campbell's simply outlined watercolors exude warmth, emotion, and sly humor, from the deadpan expressions of several surprised recipients of the Hug Machine's hugs to his own serenely closed eyes during each hug, which make it clear that he's giving each hug his utmost." * Publishers Weekly * * "A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring.... In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines." * Kirkus Reviews, starred review *
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