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Hugo and the Impossible Thing  Cover Image Book Book

Hugo and the Impossible Thing / by Renée Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.

Smith, Renée Felice, 1985- (author.). Gabriel, Chris, (author.). Hanson, Sydney, (illustrator.).


All the forest animals know it is impossible to make it through the Impossible Thing, but a small dog named Hugo is determined to try, inspiring hope in his friends.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593204634
  • ISBN: 0593204638
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Flamingo Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award book
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-5. Flamingo Books.
Grades K-1. Flamingo Books.
AD600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 73 (high) Semantic demand: 88 (very high) Syntactic demand: 95 (very high) Structure demand: 73 (high) Lexile
Awards Note:
Show-Me Readers Award nominee, 2023-2024.
Subject: Determination (Personality trait) > Juvenile fiction.
Hope > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Forest animals > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 19 of 29 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Henry County Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 29 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Henry County - Lenora Blackmore JPB ACT SMITH RENÉE (Text)
Digital Bookplate: SHOW ME READERS AWARD NOMINEE 2023-2024
I0000000288308 Picture Books Available -
Henry County - Main Library JPB ACT SMITH RENÉE (Text)
Digital Bookplate: SHOW ME READERS AWARD NOMINEE 2023-2024
I0000000288296 Picture Books Available -

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