Octopus hug

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 1993
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P PRI
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"A celebration of family roughhousing and imaginative play. . . . The illustrations, depicting a burly African-American father and his joyous son and daughter, add to the lively feeling of the text. A good choice for Father's Day story times".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The imaginative antics that tumble across these pages could constitute a manual for bored baby-sitters. When Jesse and Becky's mother goes out for the evening, it's up to Dad to dissipate their disgruntlement. ``Do you know what an octopus hug is?'' he asks, then demonstrates his all-encompassing hug. Kicking off an evening filled with his special repertoire of games, the ever-grinning Dad, resembling O. J. Simpson with his massive size and lantern jaw, offers to become a tree for climbing, a mechanical horse for riding, a spirited rocking chair, etc. Palmer ( How Many Feet in the Bed ) interprets the festivities rather literally in her soft colored-pencil illustrations; her characters' happy expressions seem plastered onto their faces. And while the book succeeds in presenting an African American father in a warm and engaging role, the one-dimensional, all-action story may leave some readers feeling as if they are simply sitting on the sidelines. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fathers -- Fiction.
Play -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. : [New York] :Caroline House, Boyds Mills Press ;1993
Distributed by St. Martin's Press,
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Palmer, Kate Salley.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 1563970341
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