Snug! by Carol Thompson

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Snug! by Carol Thompson

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Category: For Sharing
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Ruth Ng
Reviewed by Ruth Ng
Summary: Snuggly rhyming fun, perfect for reading with little ones.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 24 Date: February 2011
Publisher: Child's Play International
ISBN: 978-1846433733

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What makes you feel snug? Tucked up like a bug in a rug? Being as snug as a mole in his underground hole? This story looks at all different ways that make us feel cosy and warm.

This book is a lovely format for sharing with younger toddlers. It's a large book with harder than usual pages making it hardwearing, but it's not a boardbook so tempestuous toddlers can read it 'by themselves' and feel a bit more grown up! It's a good size for reading aloud in a playgroup situation too as the pictures are nice and big so could be seen by a crowd of toddlers on a mat.

The pages work as double page spreads with a simple two line rhyme such as Sung is a bulb deep under the snow, snug is the earthworm curled up below. The language is easy to follow, lots of repetition of the word snug obviously, and the rhyming pattern varies so it's not dull to read aloud.

The illustrations are lovely with big fat-faced babies and children and interesting animals and bugs. There are lots of different snuggly situations shown and plenty to talk about as you read with babies getting dirty in the mud or building play houses out of old boxes. The picture of the mole invites further discussion of animals who live underground, as does the picture with bulbs underground which introduces the idea of spring and what happens to plants in the different seasons.

This is a lovely story for sharing one to one or reading aloud with a group of children. And of course it's obligatory to give out lots of big snuggly hugs afterwards!

I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.

Further reading suggestion: For more hugging delights try Hugless Douglas by David Melling.

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