Hug a Bug by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Dan Andreasen (HarperCollins, 2008)
This a celebration of hugs! A hug can turn a frown into a smile and a bad day into a good one. So hug your teddy bear, your teacher, your mom...spread a little joy into your day and someone else's!
Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown, 2007)
Jules the kitten has a mission - to spread hugs to the entire world! He heads north, south, east, and west bringing friendship and kindness in the form of hugs to a variety of creatures. But what does Jules need? Perhaps a hug himself? This story about the simple pleasures of sharing a hug will appeal to fans of Patrick McDonnell (of Mutts fame) and fans of the power of a hug.