The Catalogue of Hugs (Hardcover)
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Author and dad-fluencer Joshua David Stein offers up an array of parent-and-child hugs, from the classic to the humorously questionable, each one cleverly titled and informatively illustrated.
For affectionate families everywhere comes this engaging reference volume featuring 25 kinds of hugs. From the more traditional to the all-out risky, this collection runs a creatively wide gamut of ways to embrace...and by doing so, brings comfort to the forefront of conversation. Every hug was field-tested by the author and his sons, and titled for practicality and kicks. The Quentin Blake-esque drawings are rendered with graceful accuracy and joy by artist Elizabeth Lilly. The pure physicality of being a child – or being a parent – is documented with wit and style for both to enjoy.
About the Author
Joshua David Stein is a Brooklyn-based author, journalist, and performer. He’s the editor-at-large at Fatherly and the host of The Fatherly Podcast, and an author of children’s books such as The Invisible Alphabet, Can I Eat That?, and Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture, and adult books such as Cooking for Your Kids and To Me, He Was Just Dad. He was once the restaurant critic for the New York Observer and a food columnist for The Village Voice. Joshua is a founding member of the Band Books, an improvisational music group that performs children’s book sing-alouds. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his two sons and his one dog. www.joshuadavidstein.com.
Augustus Heeren Stein is in the fifth grade. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.
Elizabeth Lilly is a children's book author and illustrator, animated filmmaker, and art educator. She has written and illustrated the picture books GERALDINE (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2018) and LET ME FIX YOU A PLATE (Holiday House, 2021). Elizabeth was raised in a mixed family, with a Colombian mom and American dad. She and her three sisters grew up speaking two languages and living in two worlds. She writes and draws about the places she has lived, and the places that live in her. Elizabeth writes and directs her own animated films, and teaches drawing and illustration as an adjunct professor at Towson University. She lives in a little old house in the little old city of Baltimore, Maryland, with her fluffy white dog, Ponyo. https://www.elizabeth-lilly.com/.
"Perhaps even more important in a world reeling from a pandemic, this is a not-to-miss addition for all collections." -- School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
"This sweet taxonomy of affection and acrobatics is co-authored by a father and son and will likely get the kids in your life drawing close for snuggles of their own." -- NPR (Books We Love List, 2022)
"Make room on the shelf for this book that captures the creativity and universality of love." -- Kirkus
"The father and son authors of this picture book survey hug types gentle, rambunctious, and in-between, humorously detailing variations of the embrace for an array of situations." -- Publishers Weekly