Lexile Measure: AD560L (What's this?)
Series: Mr. Men and Little Miss
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan (December 26, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.1 x 4.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #91,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #47 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Valentine's Day #2038 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Adorable and sweet, a good cozy read. Parents might need to explain that what's OK for storybook characters isn't always OK for real people, though: if somebody says no and pushes you away in real life, it's best to STOP HUGGING THEM. Other than that one flaw, children can learn a lot from Little Miss Hug's upbeat personality and willingness to comfort others; a few of my friends joked that the author must have based Miss Hug on me. ;-)
This book is clearly written from a newer worldview than the older books in its series, but I seriously love the design of the new character. So, the purist in me clucks my tongue, but the fun part of myself says "Awww, but she's so cute!"Children of today will enjoy this little story and reminder of how much a hug can do for people.
Little Miss Hug does not understand personal boundaries. There are times where she hugs someone "just for the fun of it." The would-be protagonist's flaw is most evident in her encounter with Mr. Grumpy, in which disregards his repeated and clear denials of consent because in her own personal worldview everyone must desire her contact.But she cannot be evil or wrong, because she is shaped like a pink heart.Sadly, in the Mr. Grumpy encounter Little Miss Hug does not experience the much-needed epiphany of empathy in which she recognizes the harm she is causing and mends her ways. Instead, the youthful reader learns that “no” sometimes means “not yet, keep trying”. After a THIRD unwanted hug, Mr. Grumpy experiences “a strange, warm feeling spreading out from deep inside him” and comes to accept hugging. The lesson, of course, is that if you molest someone to orgasm, everything is A-OK.I wonder if the character’s genders had been reversed, and Mr. Hugs had imposed his will on Little Miss Grumpy, if this book would have made it to press. I wonder whether the fact that it's a female character exhibiting the offending behaviour does even more harm to building a culture of consent by modelling this behaviour as normal and even, by consequentialist reasoning, good.Seriously, how is this considered acceptable literature for children?
I loved this story. But I didn't give it 5 stars because the newer books don't quite have the same humour as the original Roger Hargreaves ones did. Still l loved it though. So sweet!
Why is the collection of Little Miss books twice as expensive as the Little Mr. collection ? I'd like more than 3 Little Miss books but a reasonable selection isn't offered.
It is perfect for my kids and my ten year old loves it! You should really get this book. Little Miss Hug takes you one a great reading adventure.
So cute, I bought several and gave them to all the kids in the family 5 and under as Valentines. Love this book!
My son always loved these books and now i am buying them for my granddaughter. She loves them.
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