Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Scott Campbell 

This week's pick is by Cottager Kara LaReau.

What it's all about ...
Meet the Hug Machine. He hugs everyone (and everything) he sees, and no one can resist his unbelievable hugging. But what happens after a tiring day, when the Hug Machine’s services are needed?

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf ...
We fully embrace Scott Campbell’s hilarious (and hyper-affectionate) new picture book character.

Our favorite lines ...
People often ask what the Hug Machine eats to keep the hugging energy high. Well, the answer is pizza. The Hug Machine likes pizza very much. 

Our favorite illustration ... 

From THE HUG MACHINE. Copyright 2014 by Scott Campbell.

Why kids will love it ...
Fun illustrations and an exuberant character. The Hug Machine cannot be stopped!

Why grown-ups will love it ...
A great read-aloud, guaranteed to keep everyone’s hugging energy high!


  1. This looks great. I know a few toddlers who hug so hard it hurts! 'Can't wait to see how this turns out. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Aww, cute! Thanks for commenting, Joanne. We hope you enjoy the book. Just wait until you see the Hug Machine's checklist!