cover image Hug Me

Hug Me

Patti Stren. HarperCollins Publishers, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-029317-8

A couple of Valentine reissues appear in time to say, ""Be mine."" Patti Stren's Hug Me (1977) the story of Elliot Kravitz, a love-starved porcupine in search of an embrace returns with fresh comic illustrations. Dialogue bubbles add humorous detail to Stren's uplifting tale of a fellow who finally finds someone to hug. ( Dec.)