Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It)

by Carrie Finison

Hardcover, 2021



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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2021), 32 pages


"Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection"--

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LibraryThing member villemezbrown
I am not a hugger, so this was pretty easy to identify with. I liked the stress on consent and individuality.

But I did not like the swerve into high fives; we need a sequel about that scourge on humanity (as well as fist bumps). Maybe Don't Flash Dom Your Palm (You Left Hanging Isn't His Problem).
LibraryThing member melodyreads
Great book for explaining how we are all different.
Great gift for grandparents of a 'Doug.'
LibraryThing member sarahamlin
Plot: Doug is a regular boy who likes a lot of things, but hugs are not one of them. He finds hugs too squeezy, squashy, squooshy, and smooshy. Doug likes his friends, just not hugs. He thinks high fives are the best.

Curricular Connections: (with Teks) This is a great book for the first month of
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school. How behavior at home is different than behavior at school. How we need to be aware that not everyone likes to be touched (hugged), learning personal boundaries and how to communicate with your words.

§115.3 Health Education Grade 1(9) Personal/interpersonal skills. The student knows healthy and appropriate ways to communicate consideration and respect for self, family, friends, and others. The student is expected to:(A) demonstrate respectful communication;(B) list unique ways that individuals use to communicate such as using body language and gestures; (C) express needs, wants, and emotions in appropriate ways;
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LibraryThing member quondame
Doug has lots of ways of saying he doesn't like hugs (but he does like you)


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32 p.; 9.88 x 9.75 inches


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