Too Many Hugs


“The story’s gentle humor and warm, friendly illustrations make this book a welcome SEL tool for homes and classrooms.”—Elizabeth Verdick, author of the “Best Behavior” series (Teeth Are Not for Biting, Voices Are Not for Yelling, Words Are Not for Hurting)

Sticky hugs. Tight hugs. Smooching hugs. Too MANY hugs! Theo loves his family, but too many hugs is, well, too many. In this adorable—but important—book on consent, Theo teaches his family about the need for respect and personal boundaries.

After a day of too many hugs, he writes his five rules for hugging and puts them on the refrigerator.

When Grandma comes in for a smacking, smooching hug, she sees the rules and stops.