Peel's Biggest Hug


Children - Picture Book
18 Pages
Reviewed on 03/31/2020
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet Peel in the story Peel's Biggest Hug by Robin Ellaby. Just like everyone who had a thing that they loved, Peel loved giving hugs. One day, Peel set off from his home in search of adventure and on his way he met Eggwin, his eggplant friend. Peel wrapped his arms around Eggwin and gave him a warm squeeze. At school, Peel gave a hug to Pepper, Dill, Podrick, and Spud and he enjoyed doing it. Peel wanted to give the biggest hug ever, so he stretched and swung his arms, and dashed into the woods behind the school. He found a family of bunnies finishing their meal and the big bunny enjoyed meeting Peel and his hug. He now wanted to give bigger hugs and climbed up a tall tree. He spotted a group of jumbo jungle birds and hugged the biggest bird there. From there he went on to the sea and managed to give a hug to a dolphin. Peel knew the biggest hug was not yet over. He looked up to see the moon who was lonely and blue. Would Peel be able to hug the moon and make him feel better and happy? He went home and had to give one more hug to his mom. Which was the biggest hug of them all?

Peel's Biggest Hug by Robin Ellaby is an adorable story of loving your mother and though Peel's mom was small, he thought the hug he gave her was the biggest of them all. The illustrations are delightful and I like the way the author has given Peel a character and personality that will remain memorable for young readers. The story is good for bedtime storytelling and can be used by parents and grandparents to read out to their kids and grandkids to help them understand the power of hugs. Tutors can use it for reading aloud and storytelling sessions in classrooms and school libraries to make children understand the power of hugs and loving their parents and friends.