“Hug” by Jez Alborough

This month’s ASL Story Spotlight is about the book Hug. This story has just one written word, but when this sweet mother and daughter share this picture book with us through American Sign Language, the story comes to life!  Themes include: family, love, comfort, empathy, and belonging. This book is for ages 2 and up. Find this story and hundreds more in ASDC’s ASL Stories Directory

About this Book

“Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don’t seem to understand. “Hug,” he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals — from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe — shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp’s plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart’s desire? Jez Alborough, the acclaimed author-illustrator of Where’s My Teddy?It’s the Bear!, and My Friend Bear transforms a total of three words — and some of the most tenderly expressive animals ever created — into an endearing tribute to love and belonging.” (Source)

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