Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles (Hardcover)

Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles By Linda Ashman, Jane Massey (Illustrator) Cover Image

Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles (Hardcover)

By Linda Ashman, Jane Massey (Illustrator)


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In the spirit of read-aloud family favorites like Guess How Much I Love You and I Love You Through and Through comes a fresh classic about the eternal love between father and child!

Daddy wakes before I rise.

Drinks his coffee. Rubs his eyes.

Sees me standing on the stair.

Picks me up. Smooths my hair.

Now in an exciting reissued format, accompanying the publication of Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles, discover a poignant, heartfelt ode to the special love between father and child. From sharing a quiet moment over the comics section at breakfast, to playing at bathtime before tucking into bed, Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles celebrates the day-to-day joys of fatherhood. With tender, rhyming text from Linda Ashman, sweet illustrations by Jane Massey, and featuring a diversity of families, this book is perfect for daddies everywhere -- who love and guide their little ones morning, noon, and night!

Jane Massey is a children's book illustrator who has created adorable young characters for publishers all over the world. She is the illustrator of the books Ten Little Toes; Two Small Feet; Baby Boo, I Love You; Eat, Sleep, Poop, and more. She lives on the south coast of England. Visit her online at
Linda Ashman is the author of many picture books, including Rain!, illustrated by Christian Robinson, which was a 2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner; Babies on the Go, illustrated by Jane Dyer; Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs, illustrated by Lauren Stringer, which was named a Booklist Editors' Choice; and Rub-a-Dub Sub, illustrated by Jeff Mack. She lives with her family in North Carolina.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338854046
ISBN-10: 1338854046
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 24
Language: English

Praise for Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles:

"The dedicated care and love of the fathers in this story are sweetly and genuinely depicted, making it one of the better titles about fatherhood for toddlers... A gentle, soothing tribute to fathers." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This book reminds readers of the selflessness of fathers, and reminds fathers of the importance of spending time with their children... Highly recommended for personal, public, school, and classroom libraries." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles:

"The rhyming text makes for a quality read-aloud for a toddler and really showcases the care tasks of parenthood that ultimately speak to deep love... Captures a mother’s love simply and effectively." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This joyful book that features the loving relationships between parent and child can serve as a guide and reminder to parents that it’s the little things that matter most to their children. Pair with the companion book Daddy’s Hugs and Snuggles." -- School Library Journal

Praise for My Daddy and Me:

"The lilting text reads aloud easily and is simple and predictable enough for even very small children to memorize and read along... Sweet and affectionate." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Rock-a-Bye Romp, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani:

CLEL Bell Award for Early Literacy 2017

* "Gently funny and eminently reassuring." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A fine addition to the nursery bookshelf for baby and all." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ashman writes in rhyme that rolls right off the tongue." -- Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast