SNUG by Mary Elizabeth Hanson


Age Range: 3 - 6
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The boundless energy of a toddler is dramatized through the antics of Snug, a bear cub, and his mother. Snug has his mind on one thing only—play. Mother Bear has other plans: She is bent on teaching him the survival skills needed in the wild, e.g., how to dig bulbs, find anthills, and fish for trout. Snug gets underfoot, becomes stuck in a log, is swept downstream, and finds himself jabbed by angry blue jays when he climbs a tree. Finally, after many lessons learned the hard way, Snug and Mother Bear take a moment to wrestle and rumble in play. Cut-paper pictures use a warm palette to illustrate curious bears in a natural setting, although Taylor is better at creating snuggly, loving scenes than suspenseful ones. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-689-81164-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1998


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