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Too Many Hugs

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32 pages • 9 in x 9 in • Ideal for kids 3-6 years old
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“The story’s gentle humor and warm, friendly illustrations make this book a welcome SEL tool for homes and classrooms.”—Elizabeth Verdick, author of the “Best Behavior” series (Teeth Are Not for Biting, Voices Are Not for Yelling, Words Are Not for Hurting)

Sticky hugs. Tight hugs. Smooching hugs. Too MANY hugs! Theo loves his family, but too many hugs is, well, too many.

In this adorable—but important—book on consent, Theo teaches his family about the need for respect and personal boundaries. After a day of too many hugs, he writes his five rules for hugging and puts them on the refrigerator. When Grandma comes in for a smacking, smooching hug, she sees the rules and stops. "How about a hug?" she asks. Theo can't wait to say, "YES!"

Why does consent matter? Research shows that helping kids learn to take charge of their bodies and decide for themselves what is welcome (or unwelcome) touch is a critical step to empowering them against abuse. Asking—not demanding—a hug from a child teaches him that he matters as a person and that he is as deserving of respect as a grownup.

Too Many Hugs is a funny, powerful way to get that life-changing lesson started!


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Behind the Book
Yvonne Pearson

Yvonne Pearson has written more than a dozen children's books, and her poetry has appeared in numerous publications. She is a 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow and has received two Minnesota State Arts Board grants as well as the Creative Non-Fiction Award and the Shabo Award in children's literature from the Loft Literary Center. She is a retired clinical social worker and lives with her husband in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her three grown children and three grandchildren continue to teach her important life lessons.

Maria Burobkina