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I’ve Never Hugged a Dove

Shlomit Cohen-Assif
AGE: 3-6

"It happened in Dwarf Valley, in Shumby the dwarf`s house. A white dove sat at the window from time to time and cooed: coo... coo... cooo" Shumby the dwarf finds the dove very intriguing and wants to see her from close up. He wants to cuddle and hug her too, but the dove keeps flying off, opting to hug the wind instead. Shumby asks his Mom to buy him a dovecote, but Mom says that you don`t buy a dovecote- you build one! So, together with Shumby`s Grandpa the carpenter, everyone works to build a dovecote and put it on the roof. And the dove moves in gladly to nest. However, when Shumby tries to stroke the dove in the house he built especially for her, she flies off again. He finally understands he`ll have to be satisfied with the feather she leaves behind- and that some things can only be hugged from afar.

Illustrations: Gil-Ly Alon Curiel

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Cohen-Assif I`ve Never Hugged a Dove
Title I’ve Never Hugged a Dove
Author’s Last Name Cohen-Assif
Author's First Name Shlomit
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2008
No. Pages 22 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Af Paʹam Lo Chibakti Yona
Representation Represented by ITHL



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