No Hugs! by Deirdre A Prischmann and Sarah Jennings (2019)
"A lighthearted take on consent and body autonomy."--School Library Journal
Alice and Zara are the best of friends. Alice LOVES hugs. Zara really doesn't. Will their friendship survive? In our new world of physical distancing, understanding personal space and getting permission to get close are more important than ever. Even though they disagree, Alice never forces a hug on Zara--she always asks first. Alice gets frustrated, but the two friends work through their differences. Written by debut picture book author Deirdre Prischmann and illustrated with expressive characters designed by Sarah Jennings, No Hugs! is a perfect springboard for talking about feelings, consent, and body autonomy with young children.
Publisher: Amicus Ink