A Snuggle Bug's Guide to Hearts in the Wild

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2023
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Author Biography

Courtney Hanks is a picture book maker and designer based in Florida. She creates picture books that explore the questions she has and the people she encounters. Each book is a unique expression of an idea that creates a boutique book that feels special.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite

A Snuggle Bug’s Guide to Hearts in the Wild by Courtney Hanks reminds us that hearts come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are calm and some are wild. A Snuggle Bug should pay attention to what kind of heart they have come into contact with, so they know how to move forward. Some hearts are timid, and you may have to be slow and cautious with your snuggles. Some hearts are excitable, playful, and ready to snuggle anytime. What other kinds of hearts are there and what emotions decide if a heart is ready for the attention of a Snuggle Bug? How does a Snuggle Bug know whether they should snuggle a heart or wait patiently to see how the heart responds to them first?

This picture book will keep young children entertained and giggling while reading or being read to. This adorable story will help children understand how important it is to consider the feelings of others. The illustrations are fun and colorful and will keep children turning pages to see what kind of heart they will learn about next. I recommend A Snuggle Bug’s Guide to Hearts in the Wild by Courtney Hanks to young children who are learning how to read. I love that this book teaches children a basic understanding of kindness, compassion, and empathy that will help them recognize why people respond in different ways. I enjoyed everything about this story and hope that Hanks will create more picture books that set up the building blocks of education for young children as this one does.