Hug is an English original, written by Jez Alborough. This book is the chinese translated version.
This is a very simple story and it started off with BoBo, the little monkey, strolling in the jungle. He saw elephant mommy hugging her baby elephant. As he continued walking, he saw various mommy animals hugging their little ones, such as iguana, snakes, elephant, monkeys, etc. He started missing his mommy. Just then, mommy monkey appeared to give him a big fat hug.
"Hugs express the deepest feelings, without the need for words. Everybody needs a hug sometime - wherever you are born, whether you are young or old. Hugs are a universal phenomenon." These are the words of Jez Alborough describing his inspiration behind his book, Hug.
What we thought is amazing about this book is, despite the limited use of words (you only see the words - 抱抱, 妈妈 and 宝宝 in this book), the author, Jez Alborough is able to string together a nice story, mainly through the use of illustrations. Again, this is very much in line with what he believes, "hugs express the deepest feelings, without the need for words."
It is so simple to read and easy to understand that this book would be recommended for children of 1 year up.
Soft cover. Simplified chinese. There is no hanyu pinyin in the book.
Oh, and don't forget to give your kid a big hug after reading!