The Magic Hug

A Story About Emotions

By Fifi Kuo (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


The Magic Hug

A Story About Emotions

by Fifi Kuo
There’s nothing like a hug to make your anger go away. It’s MAGIC!

What happens when a little dragon gets angry? She FLAMES red-hot . . . and things get burnt. Then she feels sad and lonely. Through this adorable character, Magic Hug explores the powerful feeling of anger, showing how it affects us and everyone we love. But it also offers a loving and simple solution: hug your anger away! Fifi Kuo’s unique illustrations deliver a meaningful message to younger children trying to understand their emotions.
“A young dragon learns to control emotions with help from a warm, loving family. . . . Signaled by a massive scowl and wisps of red emanating from the beast's nose, frustration mounts. The red grows, taking over arms and legs, until the whole tot is engulfed in a fiery red hue. The accompanying text explodes in bigger and bolder lettering across the page. ‘Whenever I get angry, I flame! Then something gets burned.’ Crayon-textured fire spews from the youngster's mouth. Each person in the dragon's family loses something to the blazing anger: Mommy's flowers, Daddy's chair, and Brother's toys are all charred. A textured, all-black spread reveals that even the dragon feels burned. ‘It makes me feel so terrible and lonely and guilty.’ But there is a quick fix. The little dragon just needs a hug. The whole family puts their arms around each other and squeezes. . . .  Authentically and sympathetically acknowledges the often mystifying nature of anger.” —Kirkus -

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Fifi Kuo is originally from Taiwan where she earned a BA in Landscape Architecture Design. She just completed an MA in illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, and, since graduating, has won Bronze in the Macmillan Prize and merit in the iJungle Illustration Awards. She was also short listed for the AOI World Illustration Award, short listed for the Read It Again! Cambridgeshire Libraries’ Children’s Picture Book Award, and long listed for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 for I Can Fly.

Pub Date: 12/7/2021

ISBN: 9781910716922

Price: $17.95 / $26.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.62 x 9.62 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 to 7

Publisher: Boxer Books

Carton Quantity: 40