Book Review: A Hug for You by Margaret Anastas

A baby duckling and his mother and tiny friends around the pond express themselves with hugs during a fun and event-filled day.


My Review

A Hug for You is a sweet book for youngsters. It is told in rhymes and it has beautiful illustrations. The text is simple and there is an illustration to go with each line.

After giving several examples of reasons to give hugs, including for no reason at all, my favorite was at the end:

A hug for you!

There are millions, you’ll see, but the best hug of all…

is the one you give me.

This would be the perfect book to read at bedtime.

About the Author

Margaret Anastas is the author of Mommy’s Best Kisses and coauthor of the New York Times best-seller Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks. She has worked in children’s books for many years and lives in Pelham, New York, with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Owen and Zoe.

About the Illustrator

Susan Winter was born in South Africa and graduated from Natal University before becoming a social worker, first in South Africa and later in London. After the birth of her second child, she studied illustration at Chelsea School of Art, and began a new career as a freelance illustrator of children’s books.