for Plenty of Hugs
by Fran Manushkin
and Kate Alizadeh
"Every worm has a wiggle, and every cow has a moo. / There's a leap for each frog, and a peek for each BOO!" A small boy in a multiracial family enjoys spending a day with his two moms, playing outside, taking a bike ride to the zoo, and then coming home to a supper and a bath, a story and then a kiss good night. A gently rhyming text reveals the closeness of the three family members and the love they share. The pencil drawings, colored digitally, show each character as distinctive individuals. One mom as Asian and the other as white, and their young son is brown-skinned. (Ages 2-5)
CCBC Choices 2021. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2021. Used with permission.
Two mommies spend a sunny day with their toddler in this cozy, rhyming picture book that is a loving celebration of family.
This cheerful book follows a family from morning to night in lively rhyme that rolls off the tongue. There's a buzz for each bug, and a breeze for each tree, and plenty of hugs for you and me. The toddler and mommies take a morning bike ride to a farm stand, they visit a zoo in the afternoon, and in the evening there's the bath and storybook routine before the child is tucked cozily into bed. There are seas for ships and kisses for lips, so we can whisper I love you! This is sure to become a preschool favorite, for bedtime and any time.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.