Love, Hugs and Hope

by Chrissy Monson, illustrated by Lori Nawyn

Written after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. Author Christy Monson guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness, and anger, then lends constructive and practical ideas for how to manage such feelings and seek comfort. Lori Nawyn’s engaging illustrations help young children understand that hope is only a hug away.

Christy Monson is an author and retired family therapist who worked that last thirty years helping families and marriages succeed.

Top Critics Consensus Review
  • Fosters emotional and social development - 89%
    89%
  • Supports learning and cognative development - 80%
    80%
  • Has a clear message - explicit or implicit - 91%
    91%
  • Helps children to understand their emotional experience - 92%
    92%
  • Developmentally appropriate - 86%
    86%
  • Captivating for children and their imagination - 65%
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  • Builds social bonds - 83%
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  • Supports loving relationships - 97%
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  • Promotes laughter - 46%
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  • Encourages creative play - 54%
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  • Is inventive - 65%
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  • Promotes diversity - 63%
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  • How likely would you be to recommend this book - 75%
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