These Book Sets Come With Hug Buddies Kids Can't Resist!

These totes full of beloved books are stuffed with a special bonus: a soft plush character toy.
By Ashley Austrew
Aug 19, 2019



These Book Sets Come With  Hug Buddies Kids Can't Resist!

Aug 19, 2019

What makes reading even better? Reading with a friend, of course! And these adorable book sets come with the friends built in. Tote bundles featuring beloved favorite books like Dragons Love Tacos, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, and the Dog Man series are bringing children’s favorite characters to life in a whole new way.

The convenient totes are made of durable plastic and come with everything you need to create memorable reading time and get kids to start devouring a great book series instead of asking to binge-watch their favorite TV shows. To start, there’s a set of four Fly Guy books, a quirky and hilarious series about the adventures of a fly who befriends a little boy named Buzz. The books have short sentences and full-color illustrations — perfect for emerging readers who aren’t quite ready to make the jump to chapter books. As kids are giggling at the slapstick humor of Fly Guy devouring a giant hot dog or competing in a pet show, they’ll be making their own friend, too, in the form of their very own cuddly Fly Guy hug buddy.

For kids who are ready to make the leap to something slightly more challenging, there’s the tote full of Dog Man books, the graphic novel series from Dav Pilkey, who is the genius creator of Captain Underpants. Dog Man is half man, half dog, and 100 percent crime-fighting hero, as he takes on his forever nemesis, Petey the Cat. He also happens to be the perfect way to introduce kids to the world of comics and truly fun, entertaining reading. Each book has how-to-draw tutorials to inspire kids to start creating their own adventures at home, right alongside their very own Dog Man plush toy.


The Narwhal and Jelly tote comes with two huggable friends: a smiling plush Narwhal and a little plush Jelly. It also comes with two graphic novel-style easy readers that kids will want to read over and over and over again (mine sure do!). Together, Narwhal and his buddy, Jelly, are an unlikely duo who explore the ocean and have laugh-out-loud adventures. They also love waffles, because honestly, who doesn’t? (You can also get this lovable pair in the form of finger puppets.)

The book totes have something to offer for all ages. Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners will especially love witnessing The Day The Crayons Quit as it’s reenacted with adorable crayon finger puppets, or getting to know the timeless Clifford the Big Red Dog series with their very own plush puppy. Luckily, this little red dog will always stay the same size!

The Dragons Love Tacos tote comes with a plush dragon holding a teeny, tiny taco (no spicy salsa in sight!), so kids have a built-in helper when they’re dreaming up their very own taco party. And for the STEM-loving kid on your list, there’s even a tote with three hit picture books from author Andrea Beaty’s STEM-inspired seriesAda Twist, Scientist; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Rosie Revere, Engineer. Plus, kids get their very own lab partner in the form of an Ada Twist plush doll.

For helping little ones doze off to sleep, nothing does the job better than the Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site Book and Plush Gift Set, which comes with a board book and a smiling plush construction truck. And to remind your little dreamers of just how much you love them, it's difficult to think of something more cuddly and cozy than the I Love You Through and Through Board Book and Plush, which includes a stuffed bear that's just as sweet as the book's message of unconditional love. 

Few things ignite a passion for reading like showing kids that books can be fun, inspiring, and even incorporated into their regular playtime. Whether these stories are brand new to your children or they’re the ones they want to read all the time, having their own special set with a charming little friend from the story is sure to jump-start their imaginations and take their love of these books to new heights. 

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