Barkley the Bear is now ready to continue his family's business, which involves taking care of everyone in the forest. What a job! Barkley worries that he will not be able to provide the care necessary for everyone, but he soon finds out how easy it is to help others, and how much you can get in return.


New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner, along with Alison Taylor, take you on a memorable journey of what’s most important in life. Friendship, hugs, & a little bit of work.


“This is the sort of book that children will want to hear over and over again, and it is very likely to produce great warmth between child and reader, and certain to encourage emotional openness and understanding. The Big Book of Hugs is a beautifully written and illustrated story about kindness and love. It is skillfully told and is sure to be embraced by children and adults alike!”
— Excerpt from "The Children's Book Review


Let Go of Overthinking:
A Guided Tapping Meditation

Overcoming Exhaustion:
A Guided Tapping Mediation to
Help you Feel More Energized

Create Peace in the World: A Guided Tapping Meditation


Ultimate Focus: Break Through Mental Clutter and Anxiety to Get Things Done

Releasing Guilt: Break Free of Patterns That Are No Longer Serving You


Access to the audio recording from a live event of a nearly 3-hour long keynote presentation by Dr. Wayne Dyer called "Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting” ($47 value)

Access to the audio recording from a live event of a keynote presentation by Louise L. Hay and Cheryl Richardson called "Holding Steady in Times of Change” ($47 value)


(Note: If you’re buying this as a gift for someone you love, you’re welcome to share these resources with them!)



Once you’ve placed your order, simply email your receipt to (we gave Barkley his own email address…) and we’ll get these extra bonuses right out to you.


If you have already purchased The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story just email and let him know and you claim these bonuses too! 



Nick Ortner is CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, a company with a mission to bring simple, effective, natural healing into the mainstream through Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful tool for improving your life on multiple levels: mental, emotional, and physical.  Based on the principles of both ancient acupressure and modern psychology, Tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body and rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways.

  • A sweet little reminder about the magical power of hugs. Read it to your kids, your dogs, your mailman… and then hug the heck out of them. This world would be a very different place if we all spread the hug love.”
    — Kris Carr, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • I love The Big Book of Hugs. This book can show children how a hug can brighten someone’s day, then they can teach others to do the same. It feels like you are getting a hug when you read it.”
    — Lisa Garr, Author and Host of The Aware Show
  • Children are naturally connected to their surroundings. This book encourages them to stay connected with the most universal technique for showing affection: the hug! The Big Book of Hugs is a great reminder to parents and children that you can never give too many hugs.”
    — Congressman Tim Ryan
  • A sweet book with a beautiful message about learning to master the best job in the world!”
    — Cheryl Richardson, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care
  • Me too! I want to give and get all those different kinds of hugs! The Big Book of Hugs is a wonderful, gentle story about self-confidence and love—for all of us little and big children."
    — Geneen Roth, New York Times Bestselling Author of Women Food and God

When you pick up a copy (or ten!) today, we’ll donate one for one to a child in need. Help us spread this message of hope and healing around the world. 



Use the lovable Barkley the Bear in your lessons by exploring our collection of teaching ideas and activities. Also included are coloring pages and other resources for additional fun.