Big Bear Hug

Big Bear Hug

Book - 2009
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A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree?

Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest.

The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.
ISBN: 9781554534647
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,21 cm.


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JMGP Apr 02, 2014

This book is environmental propaganda at its worst. A bear loves to hug all animals including trees. When a man comes to cut down a tree - he is portrayed as the villain, and the bear who rescues the tree which has feelings - ? is the hero. The irony is that the book is made from paper which comes from cut down trees.

McIndoo Mar 04, 2013

Gives new meaning to the term "bear hug". When he hugged the bunny it reminded me of "Hugless Douglas" where Douglas is a bear that hugs things and animals that bears do not normally hug as well. It's a cute book with a gentle environmental message. 4+

A really cute story about a bear, and a subtle message about non-violence without being preachy.

Whiteoaks1690 Nov 01, 2011

A wonderful story about caring.

LiOwensreadersrock Apr 29, 2011

I liked this book because it had lots of trees and bears and different characters. We need to use LESS paper so the trees can live and give us more oxygen.

stephensreadersrock Apr 28, 2011

Big Bear Hug was a good book because the bear kept on hugging everything even his enemies. Another reason this was a good book because it teaches people to not cut down trees, I really liked the pictures.

mowlesreadersrock Apr 28, 2011

I liked this book because there was a man who came in with an axe but the bear didn't want him to cut down the tree so he gave him a big bear hug. That scared the man away. The book was made of recycled paper which was awesome.

skinnersreaders Apr 27, 2011

I liked My Think-a ma jink because he used his imagination to make himself into a giant monster. Also, the pictures were awesome. It was funny when he changed his sister into all those different things.

kindiewhiteheadreaders Apr 26, 2011

Perfect Snow had a big army of snowmen. They were frozen. The pictures looked cool because they were made out of play doh.

KindiereadersWilliams Apr 26, 2011

I liked the book Think a ma Jink because I like using my imagination.

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