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I Send You a Hug

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I have to mention first how absolutely mesmerized I was by these illustrations!! I will be leaving this review and looking for anything else Asa Gilland has made with her beautiful art.

This is a much needed book for so many people. Children who have shared homes, children who live away from important family members, children who's parents are deployed and Maybe a gift from parents to their children before they head out on vacation.

This book was full of beautiful sentiment and I can't wait to add it to our physical shelves.

Thank you SOURCEBOOKS Kids and NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

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I Send You a Hug is absolutely adorable!! This story is full of beautiful illustrations and everyday moments that Little Bear can realize Big Bear loves them. I got emotional while reading it and can't wait to purchase a copy for my nieces.

Perfect for any child you don't see everyday that you want to know how much you love them despite the distance.

I received a DRC from SOURCEBOOKS Kids | Sourcebooks Jabberwocky via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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A sweet and heartwarming book. I love all the ways that Big Bear tells little bear he will be with him on his journeys.
The illustrations make it even sweeter. A definite must read. I will be buying this book in hardcover for a few little kids when it comes out.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc.

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This was such a cute book! It already started out really sweet with a page where you can fill in who this book is for and who it’s from in a cute format. This is one of the few children’s books that made me tear up again. I really struggle with being so far from my nephew and soon his new sibling too so this hit close to home for me. I’ll be getting a copy for them to bring with me next time I visit because it’s a beautiful little book. The illustrations are stunning and the message is beautiful.

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A really heartwarming book!

Big bear and Little Bear find it hard to be away from each other. When Big Bear has to say good bye to Little Bear, Little Bear is sad. But Big Bear reassures Little Bear that she will always be there.

A really beautiful message that loved ones don’t have to physically be with you to show their love. It is a wonderful book showing the relationship you have with a loved one. Big bear tells Little Bear that wherever they are Big bear’s love will always find them in things they love like the breeze, sunshine or hooting owls.

The illustrations are wonderful with vivid colours with a gentle feel to them.

Hugely powerful message, wonderfully written with beautiful illustrations. Great for a bedtime read or to read to little ones.

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When Big Bear has to leave on a trip, it’s clear that being apart from Little Bear could be hard on them both. Faced with that situation, this sweet and loving book shows us solace, in all its many forms. Little Bear learns that his interactions with the world around him can soothe as they personify love and hugs and all that he needs to remember, and feel, from Big Bear in his absence, - basking completely in the knowledge that he is not alone, and he is loved. As broadly and deeply as all the stars in the sky, or grains of sand on a beach, little Bear’s everyday world, once he is open and aware, can settle his sadness and comfort him.

Unwrapping wonder with simple words and gorgeous whimsical illustrations, Big Bear will send hugs and love through breezes and clouds, sunshine and dewdrops, rainbows and gooey marshmallows. The scent of flowers, the sounds of birdsong, and the waves along an ocean shore. Touching all his senses, Nature at his fingertips, this heart-felt lesson cannot help but elevate Little Bear (as it does the reader) to a special place, - a place he can visit any time, simply by observing and experiencing the wonderful world around him.

A lovely lullaby of a picture-book, and one to treasure with your little one.

A great big thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for an ARC of this book. All thoughts presented are my own.

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I absolutely loved the illustrations in this book. It was so colorful and beautiful and the message was so sweet.

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Super cute book with really pretty pictures. My daughter said it was a little sad, but the pictures made her happy. I love the message that you can find "hugs" from your loved ones in so many different things.

I volunteered to read this ARC through NetGalley

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As a mother of three children that just lost their grandmother, this book is beautiful. Some children just need a hug and to feel loved. Especially post covid where that was limited. This book shows the importance of that affection and love through simple writing and beautiful pictures. What a beautiful book.

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Great book for reading if their is separation anxiety, or if a child is going to stay with someone for an overnight or longer stay. IT reminds the child that the parent's love is with them even when they aren't together. It has great illustrations and a a nice lesson put into a story.

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This is one of the best children’s books I have read in a long time. This is the best for anyone who has littles they don’t get to see a lot or for parents that have to travel.

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ARC reader for NetGalley

This little bear learns even when a loved one isn’t near their love and hugs can be found anywhere and in everything. A great story for any little, but especially those with separation anxiety.

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This book was interesting. I am not sure about the message. It wasn't my favorite. I did love the photos. They were very beautiful and detailed

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This adorable picture book really warmed my heart. I was touched by all the different metaphors for love. The book had a message that resonated with me, because I think it is important to feel that we are loved, even if that love can't be shown physically, because we are apart. I have often wished that it was possible to "send" a hug to someone, which is why this book caught my attention. It was a delightful little book, with cute illustrations and a powerful message. I think it would be a lovely book to read to or with children.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a free copy to review.

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Such a sweet book, adorably illustrated, precious message. Can you find a hug in the raindrops, the wind, birdsong? Especially sweet from a grandparent to a grandchild if they are geographically separated 💕

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This is a sweet book all about how everything can be a hug from someone you love from the sunshine on your skin to your favorite smells. It is beautifully illustrated with the cutest little bear. This book is great for young readers and gives such a great message about how when we miss someone they are sending us hugs in so many ways.

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This looked like a cute read and I was excited after reading the blurb. I do wish it had a bit more explanation as to why Little Bear was having to say goodbye. The rhyme scheme/phrases at times were hard to follow. It was a cute story overall but could be edited to follow a little bit better.

This is a great gift for Mother’s Day and will definitely look at buying it for my daughter when it releases. The illustrations were beautiful and went with the story really well.

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This book perfectly describes the love you have for someone, whether it be a child and parent like the bears in this book, or another relationship. The parent in this book tells their child that no matter where they go, they can always find their love in the things around them (like in the breeze and a hooting owl). The illustrations are so incredible that you could hang them up in a nursery, with vivid colors and cozy tones. This would be a lovely book to gift to a child you have a long-distance relationship with or really any loved one.

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I really loved this and the whole premise behind it. It was too advanced a concept for my four year old the really understand in a first read but I’ll read it many times with him.

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I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
It is a soft and heartwarming tale of being apart from our loved ones. Join little bear on their adventures across faraway lands and majestic seas. This picture book shows the ways that Mama Bear is sending her love to her child, who is either sailing or flying high with the sea birds. It's beautiful in the ways that love is always there. With colors that splash on each page, vibrant in its hues. A lovely tale.

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