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How To Send A Hug ($17.99; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) a picture book about the journey of hugs across miles in the form of handwritten letters and their power to keep us all connected.
⭐️ “A celebration of letters that gently gives young readers the knowledge and tools to share the love.” ―Kirkus, starred review
⭐️ “Here is a delightful tribute to “old-fashioned” letter writing that may inspire youngsters to try their hand at creating a work of art that can be read and reread often.”―Booklist, starred review
“a sweet-tempered approach to an everyday show of affection.”―Publishers Weekly
“...this book might be a revelation.”―School Library Journal
Back in 2020, when we were all in lockdown, I was working from home. After work, there wasn’t much else to do, aside from some yoga, or a run…and then what?
Well, I started writing more and more letters, some to friends, some to strangers, and they’d write me back, too. I’ve always loved letter writing— something instilled in me from a young age when my mother, a kindergarten teacher, taught me how to write. Writing letters was good practice for learning the alphabet and stringing words together.
How do you start a letter? Ask how the person is doing? Ask about their family, their pets? Their hobbies? Share yours. Write what you feel. Those were always good starters, and once I was started, I could write everything out.
One day, while I was writing some letters, my husband John asked me, “What about making a book about writing letters?” He then asked, “What is a letter to you? What are you doing when you’re writing letters?”
“I’m sending hugs,” I replied. “Telling my friends and family I care about them, that I love and miss them.” And the rest is history.
I hope you enjoy How to Send a Hug, and thank you for stopping by!
See some of the books I made in 2nd & 3rd grade...you will not be disappointed.