Love, Hugs, and Hope

Love, Hugs, and Hope : When Scary Things Happen

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Written after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Love, Hugs, and Hope When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. Author Christy Monson guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness, and anger, then lends constructive and practical ideas for how to manage such feelings and seek comfort. Lori Nawyn's engaging illustrations help young children understand that hope is only a hug more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Familius
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1938301609
  • 9781938301605
  • 2,473,647

Review quote

"Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen"is a special understanding kind of book that aims to help children find safe ways to express their feelings when bad things happen. Inspired by the tragedy of Sandy Hook, December 14, 2012, "Love, Hugs and Hope"uses beautiful colored graphic designs, optimistic pictures, and clearly written messages to give children permission to have their feelings, express them, and work through to find and build a sense of security once more. "Love, Hugs, and Hope"is all about validation of feelings, especially scary feelings. A beautiful two part message is embedded at the core of this lovely book, with perfectly balanced text and illustration. It proclaims: "Love chases away hate (on a valentine held by a penguin) and light chases away the dark (with a lit candle held by a duck in the darkness with stars)." Further pages tell children to cuddle up close with the adults who love them and hug them to help chase away the fear and sadness. "Love, Hugs, and Hope"is a beautiful and useful memorial to a tragic event, conveying a healing message of caring and hope. Midwest Book Review"show more

About Christy Monson

Christy Monson is an author and retired family therapist who worked that last thirty years helping families and marriages succeed. Lori Nawyn is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction reflect her desire to help others recognize their own unique strengths and abilities, and overcome adversity to live full and happy more

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24 ratings
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 83% (20)
4 8% (2)
3 4% (1)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)

Our customer reviews

What do you need when SCARY things happen? LOVE! HUGS! and HOPE! This book is adorable and yet so powerful! Cute illustrations and profound wisdom! We all have bad things happen to us! Find out what to do with your feelings of hurt, anger, fear, and sadness in this wonderful book! Especially helpful for children :)show more
by Shauna Wheelwright
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