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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Written by Jonathan Stutzman

Illustrated by Jay Fleck

Animal Stories Books for Babies and Toddlers Dinosaurs Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Delightful dino-centred story about overcoming obstacles to hug a friend better

Jonathan Stutzman’s second Tiny T. Rex tale is a dream of a picture book for dinosaur mad toddlers, with Jay Flack’s stylish, warm-hued illustrations a perfect partner for the heart-warming, empathetic sentiment of the story - how to make a friend feel better through a hug (even when you have teeny, tiny arms!).


Tiny T. Rex faces something of an existential crisis when his poor friend Pointy is feeling sad and needs a hug to cheer him up. Alas, Tiny, observes, “I have tiny arms. It is very difficult to hug with tiny arms.” But, never one to give up, never one to let down a friend, Tiny T. Rex resolves to “try anyway. Pointy needs me”. After going to considerable lengths to improve his capacity to hug, Tiny is thrust back to Pointy and - though still small of arm - his vast heart provides his pal with the biggest hug EVER!

Joanne Owen

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug Synopsis

Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up, and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it!

Join this plucky little dino in his very first adventure-a warm and funny tale that proves the best hugs come from the biggest hearts.

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug Press Reviews

“Perhaps the sweetest story ever! […] A tale of perseverance and love that spreads the message of just how far one hug can take someone.” – Big Issue North

“The colours are bright and attractive, and this is a lovely heart-warming story for young dinosaur fans.” – Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781797208374
Publication date: 30/11/2020
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781797208374
Publication date: 30th November 2020
Author: Jonathan Stutzman
Illustrator: Jay Fleck
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Animal Stories, Dinosaurs, Family / Home Stories, Animals
Collections: 70 Brilliant Books about Friendships,

About Jonathan Stutzman

Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His short films have screened at film festivals all over the world and on television. He lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

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