Hug Machine

Hug Machine

by Scott Campbell

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Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale.

Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine!

Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED!

This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug—and this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534400269
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 170,249
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

Scott Campbell’s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as “Igloo Head and Tree Head,” which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of Zombie in Love and Zombie in Love 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio; East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn Eversole; and If Dogs Run Free by Bob Dylan. He is the author and illustrator of Hug Machine. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at

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Hug Machine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book! We read it for storytime, and the kids really enjoyed it. I loved the colors, the illustrations, the exuberance of the little boy, the titular "hug machine."
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
"My hugs calm people down. They cheer them up. They make them go completely nuts! I am the Hug Machine!" An adorable, unnamed little boy, with extended arms that were created to be wrapped around everything he meets up with, will steal your heart and wish that you too could receive his hug gifts. He so freely dispenses to everyone and everything in his world.  His eyes close in ecstasy as he cuddles, squeezes and wraps himself around people, objects and family.  No one or thing is off limits to this embracing little guy.  His irresistible charm draws people to him and in so doing their hearts open up to receive from the mighty Hug Machine. He hugs trees, rocks, mailboxes.... hey.....if you are in his path, then you are fair game for a cuddle clasp. This is author/illustrator Scott Campbell's debut book. The illustrations created in muted-toned watercolours are calming and soothing - painting a perfect ambiance for a tight, snuggly hug.  The expressions and actions of the little boy are so ably depicted in the many details that the text does not convey in print.  The Hug Machine brings peace, love and serenity to his world and if we would follow his example what a wonderful world it would be. 
RobJustus More than 1 year ago
This is hands down one of my favourite picture books. It's simple, energetic, cute, fun, silly, and touching. This book should be shared with everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago