How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine

by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville Year Published: 2018 Picture Book, E GRA

Temple Grandin, a woman who is an accomplished scientist and author has another of her stories told in picture book form.


"As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos. But she really didn’t like hugs. Temple wanted to be held—but to her, hugs felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world; like a tidal wave of dentist drills, sandpaper, and awful cologne, coming at her all at once. Would she ever get to enjoy the comfort of a hug?

Then one day, Temple had an idea. If she couldn’t receive a hug, she would make one…she would build a hug machine!" 

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