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I'm Going To Give You a Bear Hug {Review and Giveaway + Kids Craft} #BearHugs #FlyBy

"Mommy, will you read me a story?"

Truly, are there any words as sweet as this simple question from a toddler? As both a bookworm and a mama who knows that reading means snuggle time, I certainly cannot think of any. There is just something magical and timeless about those sweet moments that I cannot get enough of.

Naturally, I'm always looking for sweet books that are fun for my little ones and full of love. Today, I'm excited to share with you a wonderful new book that does just that, I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug:

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a sweet loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is available in hardcover for $16.99 in retail stores nationwide and online.

If you are looking for the sweetest way to end your day, this book is IT. Truly, this has become an instant favorite in my house, not just by the kids, but for me too. The message behind it is simple and sweet---all about showing love to your child. Like I said, I love a good snuggle and this book celebrates and encourages those moments. We've all heard the expression 'bear hug' but what about a cat hug? a dog hug? even a FISH hug? What do those kind of hugs do those look like? These rhymes give us a fun look at all these types of hug.

Now, as much as I love books and hearing my kids ask me to read to them, my daughter is a kid who-if the book gets too wordy- will just leave halfway through. This book flows so beautifully that it captivates her attention until the very end. It's also not a long read at all, which is great for those moments when they ask for 'just one more time'...and honestly, this is one book that you'll want to give an encore performance of!

I actually enjoyed this book so much, that I was inspired to take a craft we'd done in the past and give it a fun new twist to go along with the book:

Bear Hugs Kids Craft
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Elastic
  • Scissors
  1. Create two bear paws using the construction paper. Cut circles for the base, then smaller shapes for the bear print. We used classic bear colors, but you can use whatever your child loves! 
  2. Glue the paw prints onto your larger circle.
  3. Cut a piece of elastic to desired length.
  4. Glue a paw print to each side.
These are great for sending to loved ones who live too far to give bear hugs to in person...or just a fun way to bring the book to life as you read!

Ready to grab your own copy? I Want To Give You A Bear Hug is available to purchase now. You can also find out more at the links below:

Official Website - http://bit.ly/2eBPnU6
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Zonderkidz
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Zonderkidz

And one very lucky reader is going to win a copy for themselves. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. 


  1. Omgosh this is ADORABLE!!! We have family that live out of town and this would be seriously an adorable idea to send to them!! Love it!

  2. I love when my granddaughter wants me to read her a bedtime story. This book sounds like a perfect story for her. Thanks for the bear paws craft. I'll be doing it with her. :-)

  3. That looks like a charming book! Thank you for the contest!

  4. Awesome! I would love to win and read this super cute book to my son. He is a huge fan of bears :)
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

  5. This would be a very nice bedtime book to read to out three year old grandson, he loves books!

  6. What a really cute book. Love the art work.

  7. This looks like such an adorable book! I would love it for my son!

  8. Looks like a fun and sweet book I'd love to share with the kids :)

  9. What an adorable book! I think my daughters would enjoy reading it and hearing it. We love to give bear hugs in our house.

  10. I like it very much. Hope to read more posts from you.


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