The Epic Journey of Huggie and Stick
From Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, comes a hilarious buddy-comedy picture book starring a grouchy stuffed bunny and a happy-go-lucky stick.
When super cheerful Stick and grumpy stuffed bunny Huggie get thrown from a backpack, the adventure is on! Together this odd couple survives encounters with sea-faring pirates, raging rhinos in Africa, sword-wielding royalty in Europe, stick-eating panda bears in Asia, sharks in Australia, hungry penguins in Antarctica, and piranhas in South America--all before finally making it home to North America. A fantastically funny read-aloud about two unlikely friends and their epic journey around the world.
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The Epic Adventures of Huggie & StickUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Following their tumble from Reese’s backpack, Huggie, a worn and curmudgeonly stuffed rabbit, and Stick, an optimistic branch, embark on a weeklong adventure that spans all seven continents. Diary ... Read full review
I have to say I am very disappointed. This book has so many good teaching points in it about different perspectives. I so wanted to read this book to my students, but I won't because of the one page that I found disturbing. Whether you think it is funny, or not, I found it more than inappropriate: "Dear Diary, There's a stick up my butt. I hate my life." And the illustration that goes with it shows an unhappy Huggie sitting on a happy Stick with Stick up his butt. This depicts a blatant personal violation and minimizes the culture of abuse and I wish children's authors would think of these things when writing books. Not every kid grows up in a trauma free world and while some will blow it off and say I'm making too much of it, I don’t think I am. I'm actually surprised it made the cut for a WCCPBA nominee.