There, There (Hardcover)
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From Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney comes this tender story of the special kind of soothing comfort that a hug can bring, setting everything just right again. "There, there" -- one of the most soothing expressions in the English language. In this story, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend, but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep- down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a "There, there" and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot, Hansie knows just what to do -- a "There, there," a big hug, and everything is all right again.
About the Author
Sam McBratney has been writing books for children for more than forty years. In addition to Guess How Much I Love You, which has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide, his books include the best-selling You're All My Favorites. He lives in Northern Ireland. Ivan Bates studied illustration at Manchester Polytechnic and has illustrated many books for children, including Just You and Me by Sam McBratney, Do Like A Duck Does! by Judy Hindley, and Five Little Ducks. He lives in England.
A deeply resonant story.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)