One More Hug
One More Hug written by Megan Alexander and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata is a heartfelt and loving story about the bond between mother and child. I loved this book! The book begins with bedtime, playtime and then the first day of kindergarten! On that first day of kindergarten as the young boy gets on the bus, he asks his mom for “one more squeeze.” As the book progresses, the reader is taken through the lifetime of the child as he grows “bigger”, “wiser” and “stronger”. Until one day after he leaves as a young adult. When your child leaves to live independently, it can be bittersweet for parents. However, he still returns shortly after for “one more hug”. Physical affection with your loved ones is important at any age!
I love this book because it highlights the bond between parent and child throughout a lifetime. As a parent, I loved the progression of time in this book and the emphasis on despite great change, the love and affection between parent and child remains strong. This is a valuable lesson for children to learn. During this pandemic, we have to limit physical contact with others, which makes affection with your children even more important!
Megan is an Emmy nominated national news correspondent, author, speaker and actress. She can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION.
An actress and producer, her film credits include roles in the movies Space Warriors, Redeemed, Heartbeats, and in the television dramas “Nashville” on ABC and “Still the King” on CMT. She is Executive Producer of the feature film “HEARTBEATS”. Megan hosts the nationally televised Inspirational Country Music Awards each year from Nashville, TN.
Her first book, “Faith in the Spotlight – Thriving in Your Career While Staying True to Your Beliefs,” was released by Simon & Schuster on October 4, 2016.
During our podcast together, Megan and I speak about her picture book, One More Hug, which was released in November 2019.
Megan splits time between NYC and Nashville, TN. She and her husband have 2 sons.
Learn more about Megan via her website at MeganAlexander.com
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Do you want to listen to Megan’s song One More? This song was inspired by this book, One More Hug!