Hug by Jez Alborough

Just seeing the front cover already caught my attention! It’s  a really cute story about a baby monkey who just really wants a hug!

Who would’ve thought that a book containing only ONE word would be so much fun? Children of all ages can relate to it… from the tiny toddlers to the grown up kindergartners.The book is simply about a little monkey taking a walk around the jungle. He sees different animal cubs and their mommies all hugging. The little monkey eventually grows sad because he wants a hug too, and yet he can’t find his mommy. HUG! Don’t worry though, this book has a happy ending. The little monkey of course finds his mommy and finally gets that hug.


The story can be followed up with a lesson on the different jungle animals or the names of mommy and baby animals depending on the children’s age. If it were for my students, then maybe simply naming the animals or giving their sounds would already be a good follow up activity. Moreover, teachers can ask their students to hug their classmates or even a stuffed toy in the room.

“Can I have a hug too?”

About Cheryl Golangco
I'm a preschool teacher and I am in love with my job. Teaching is my passion, running is my sport! And most of all, I just like to have fun! :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: