Meet Doug, an ordinary kid who doesn’t like hugs, in this fun and exuberant story which aims to spark discussions about bodily autonomy and consent–from author Carrie Finison and the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The World Needs More Purple People, Daniel Wiseman.

Kirkus Starred Review

"A cheerful approach to basic consent.... Fun to read aloud or explore independently."

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"A gently humorous picture book that kindly, effectively highlights the importance of asking others before initiating physical contact."

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About

I've been reading children's books all my life and I'm delighted that now I get to write them, too!

 

I write picture books about friendship, sharing, doughnuts, and math (Dozens of Doughnuts, illustrated by Brianne Farley), books about consent and asking for a hug (Don't Hug Doug, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman), books about sisters (Lulu & Zoey, illustrated by Brittany Jackson), books about trying your hardest to be on time (Hurry, Little Tortoise! illustrated by Erin Kraan), and books that I can't even tell you about yet!

I also write poems, stories, and articles for children's magazines like Babybug, Ladybug, High Five, and Highlights.