Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cuddle Monkey Book Review In Time for Valentine's Day

Book received at no charge to facilitate review.

Lewis can't get enough of cuddle time. All he wants is more cuddles but for busy mom and dad, cuddle time is over. Lewis tries to cuddle with his book, truck and even a puddle because it rhymes with cuddle. His efforts lead him to snuggle with his stuffed animals. However, his animals don't know how to cuddle back, leaving Lewis wondering how much longer to cuddle time.

No one at school would cuddle with Lewis. At home, he's assigned the task of teaching his baby brother, Owen, to cuddle but Owen proved to be too "wiggly and squiggly."

Even to the reader, it seems like a long, arduous journey for poor Owen to finally get a hug. No quick hugs before school? Or even one when walking through the door after school?  No wonder Owen's face looks sad, confused, and even angry throughout his journey, aptly conveyed in the illustrations. Will his parents ever get the chance to show Lewis how much they love to hug him?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Rating (3.5) ★★

Publishing Information

Publsiher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (Jan. 7, 2020)
ISBN: 97-15344431171
Pages: 40
Ages: 4-8

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