Article Title

Slug Needs a Hug!


Liz Kazandzhy


Significant Shortcomings, Preschool, Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross, Bugs, Self-Esteem, Emotions, Relationships

Document Type

Book Review


All Slug wants is a hug from his mom. When he doesn’t get it, he starts questioning why, and he goes to his other animal friends for advice. One by one, these creatures try to help make him more huggable—Kitten suggests becoming furrier, Bird offers some feathers and a beak, Pig says he needs a tail, and so on. After this intense makeover, and wearing this conglomerated costume, Slug returned home to show his mom his new look. Once she finally recognizes him, she insists that there’s no need to change who he is and that she loves him as he is. The only reason she never hugs him is because she has no arms… so she gives him a kiss!