While the story has been done before (just do your best as you be yourself and you can do great big things) this time it has a slightly different feel. Maybe Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
by Jonathan Stutzman seems different is because of the slightly non-realism of the illustrations created by Jay Fleck. Or maybe because it has dinosaurs in it (and some really cute little cuddle-bug dinosaurs). Or maybe just because the text feels subtly different from than other books for some reason that I am not sure of.
Tiny is a T-Rex with short arms. Very short arms that make it hard to give hugs to his best friend, Pointy. And Pointy really needs a hug. But Tiny does not believe that this is an impossible task and will do whatever it takes to make Pointy feel better. Even hug a cactus (though he quickly learns that is probably not the best idea), even ask his mommy, daddy, and siblings. And while each one does not have the exact answer, Tiny learns that a little dinosaur can do big things when he does his best.
Fleck’s illustrations help tell the story without overpowering the text. Both text and art flow together in a complimentary manner. The colors pop off the page showing the action perfectly. This fresh look and feel story is a cozy, curl up and read kind of book for toddlers to about age seven (where the beginning reader can do some solo reading).