Douglas the bear needs something special to kick start his day. Instead of coffee, he heads out in search of a hug. Through a series of comical trials and errors, Douglas finds his perfect hug partner, his mother. Be sure to turn the last page for a pictorial demonstration of hugging positions (e.g. the sandwich hug, the group hug and the unrequited hug). These silly illustrations may lead your family to create a hugging combo all your own.
After sharing this read-aloud nominee with your preschooler, try these fun activities:
- Send a hug to a loved one far away with Family Fun’s hug-to-go craft.
- Explore the official Hugless Douglas activity and discussion guide.
- Cuddle up with more lovey-dovey books:
“Snuggle Puppy” by Sandra Boyton
“The Giant Hug” by Sandra Horning
“Hug Time” by Patrick McDonnell
“Big Bear Hug” by Nicholas Oldland
“Hug a Bug” by Eileen Spinelli
“Monster Hug!” by David Ezra Stein
“Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes” by Mem Fox
“Mother, Mother, I Want Another” by Maria Polushkin Robbins