Children's Author Event - Hayley Rocco & John Rocco

Event date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 11:30am
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

John & Hayley Rocco - Children's Author Event

Join us on Sunday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m. for a book reading, signing and activities for How to Send a Hug by Hayley Rocco & John Rocco.

How to Send a Hug by Hayley Rocco & John Rocco

"A celebration of letters that gently gives young readers the knowledge and tools to share the love."—Kirkus, starred review

Learn how to send a hug to someone you love today! This heartfelt story shows readers the incredible impact writing and receiving handwritten letters can have on yourself and others.

How will you know your hug arrived safely?
Because when you send a hug,
You just might get one in return.
Artie loves giving hugs. But she can't give a hug to her Grandma who lives so far away. Instead, she shows us how to send hugs using the magic of handwritten letters in this timeless story about connecting to loved ones when you can't always do so in person.
Both timely and timeless, How to Send a Hug is about reaching out across the miles when you can’t do so yourself in person and turning words into love.

Hayley Rocco has loved children’s books her whole life and worked in publishing for more than a decade promoting them. She’s been sending hugs since she was six. It was only natural that she created a book about how to do just that. Hayley lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two cats, and a very excitable dog. This is her first book.

John Rocco is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Blackout, recipient of the Caldecott Honor and How We Got To The Moon, recipient of the Sibert Honor and Longlisted for the National Book Award.  John has been learning to send hugs, and is starting to get pretty good at it.