Everyone needs a hug sometimes and Elmo loves to give them! Being a good friend means being encouraging, comforting, and happy for others—all good reasons for giving someone a hug, and all expressed in this storybook. Kids will love using the adorable plush arms attached to help Elmo hug all his friends. Extra activities on each spread encourage kids to use the plush arms to pat, blow kisses, and wave.
Gina Gold has written and developed projects for Sesame Street, Scholastic, Warner Brothers, Reader’s Digest, and SeaWorld among other publishers and media outlets. She is known for bringing fresh ideas and creativity to stories featuring some of the world’s most recognizable characters. Gina is also a television writer and an award-winning journalist. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Tom Brannon has been illustrating children’s books for 35 years and has more than 300 titles to his credit, including many for Sesame Street, Jim Henson’s Muppets, Dr. Seuss, and Peanuts. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife, four children, and more critters than he can count.