HUG MACHINE is incredibly exciting because this will be the first picture book in which Scott will have written the words AND drawn the pictures. An exciting milestone, my friends.
HUG MACHINE is the story of a child who is super down with hugging. He is the self-proclaimed Hug Machine and he is very excited to tell everyone about it. He is very good at hugging and he is not shy to show the world. He is ready for you to watch how amazing he is at hugging. He hugs people, but he also hugs things. Nothing escapes. Nothing. He even solves problems with his hugs. Sometimes he comes up against some real tough hugs. Hugs that would make others give right the heck up and turn away. But the Hug Machine never backs down. And if you, the reader, need a hug? The Hug Machine will hug you. Do not worry! Everyone gets a hug.
* "A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring.... In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
"Campbell’s simply outlined watercolors exude warmth, emotion, and sly humor, from the deadpan expressions of several surprised recipients of the Hug Machine’s hugs to his own serenely closed eyes during each hug, which make it clear that he’s giving each hug his utmost." (Publishers Weekly)
"The noodle-armed little boy who loves hugs is irrepressibly charming....delightfully rendered, and the hug machine’s enthusiasm for friendliness is hard not to love." (Booklist)
"Absolutely irresistable." (School Library Journal)
- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442459352
- ISBN-13: 978-1442459359
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.4 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds