This bear loves to hug. He'll hug anything, but his favorite thing to hug is trees. When he finds a man with an ax in the forest, he doesn't feel very hugging.
What I thought: I loved Big Bear Hug! I can't wait to pair it with Hugless Douglas. The story is sweet and the illustrations are nice. I find it interesting that the human is the only figure that has outlines. My favorite illustrations are hugging rabbit, hugging moose, and hugging the tree (last page).
Story Time Themes: Hugging, Arbor Day, Trees
(Kids Can Press, 2012)