Picture Book Puzzler: Hugs & Kisses

February 7th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

There’s always lots of love to share in picture books – whether between a child and a parent, a sibling, a pet, or even a precious toy. What better way to show you can than a nice big hug! Here are a few of are favorites. Can you name all the books each of these hugs come from?

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7 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Hugs & Kisses”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Partial credit for partial answers? Off the top of my head:

    1. Sophie Blackall – illustrator
    2. Norton Juster, Sourpuss and Sweetiepie?
    3. Sisters, McPhail-something?
    4. Kind of looks like Cynthia Rylant, but I think I’m wrong…
    5. My New Toy (or something like that), Mo Willems, Elephant & Piggie series
    6. Looks beautiful, wish I knew.
    7. One of the dinosaur books by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
    8. Oliver Jeffers. I love him.
    9. Hug by Jez Alborough
    10. something by Tomie DePaola

    How’d I do?

  2. Roberta says:

    What a fun challenge. It is going to take me some time to come up with all those. :-)

  3. Sandy Littell says:

    Pecan Pie BAby – Jackie Woodson / Sophie Blackall
    Yes…rebecca…..Chris Rauschka….ILL>
    don’t know
    The RELATIVE came – Rylant and Gammel
    Elephant & Piggie….yup
    looks like early marla frazee
    Dinosaurs at school
    I have to look up Oliver Jeffers….! don’t really know him
    Hug JA
    and 26 Fairmont AVE? TD

  4. Sandy Littell says:

    It’s hard to beat Rebecca. : )

  5. Eliza says:

    You guys did great!
    Answers:
    1. Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
    2. The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka
    3. Sisters by David McPhail
    4. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
    5. I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems
    6. Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, illustrated by Marla Frazee
    7. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
    8. Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers (Sandy, you HAVE to see this book!)
    9. Hug by Jez Alborough
    10. I Love You Mouse by John Graham, illustrated by Tomie dePaola

  6. Leslie says:

    I am so glad to see Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild here! It’s one of my favorites despite being described as “a wretched book” in this New Yorker article about parents and picture books: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2009/10/19/091019crat_atlarge_zalewski?currentPage=all

  7. Eliza says:

    Thanks, Leslie. I hadn’t seen that article before. And those are all the reasons I love that book because it shows parents are REAL people who get angry sometimes. Instead of pretending emotions don’t exist, let’s learn how to explore them in healthy ways with our kids. It’s one of my favorite books too.

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