Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hug Hug! Press Release

Immediate Release


Author/illustrator Lorie Ann Grover's new board book for babies and toddlers embodies the love of a hug.

December 16, 2008 (Seattle, Wash.) – readergirlz and readertotz co-founder and author/illustrator Lorie Ann Grover's new board book Hug Hug! has just been released from Little Simon. Endearingly illustrated by Rebecca Malone, the work beautifully expresses love from the largest animals to the smallest bug.

Hugs with our noses. (elephants) Hugs in red roses. (ladybugs)

Hugs round the neck. (giraffes) Hugs with a peck. (chickens)

"I loved the thought that we all snuggle and hug each other," says Grover. "It was exemplified as I watched Sumner High School band students greeting each other, and swallows were nesting in the school vents. Pairing a rhyme with each spread was the perfect format to mimic a hug and share this concept with parents and their babies."

Hug Hug! is a sturdy board book which introduces a love of reading to preschoolers and reinforces the comfort of a hug.

About readergirlz, readertotz, Lorie Ann Grover, and Rebecca Malone

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by six critically acclaimed YA authors. The site is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award and the Association for Library Services to Children, ALA, Great Web Sites Award.

readertotz is a blog which showcases infant-toddler books as an important addition to children's literature.

Lorie Ann Grover is the author of three young adult verse novels (Loose Threads, On Pointe, Hold Me Tight) and three board books (When Daddy Comes Home, Hug Hug!, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish).

Rebecca Malone is an illustrator from Massachusetts who enjoys creating beautiful works with acrylic paints.

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Vivian said...

Wahoo! How perfect for the holidays!


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Vivian!

Little Willow said...

Happy release day, Lorie Ann!

Sherry said...

Congratulations Lorie Ann! Can't wait to read it.

holly cupala said...

Hooray! Happy Hug Hug Day, Lorie Ann!