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The Hug

Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

A picture book to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day

42 in stock

£6.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571340019
Date Published
03.01.2019
Delivery
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Summary

A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You.

Hedgehog was feeling sad.

As sad as a hedgehog can feel.
So sad only one thing could help . . .

Tortoise was feeling sad.
As sad as a tortoise can feel.
So sad only one thing could help . . .

In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony.

And that’s when they find each other!

‘Feels like being enveloped in your very own hug.’
Kirkus

‘A smashing story time tale.’ Books for Keeps

‘It’s utterly lovely. It makes her face light up every time she hears it.’ The Guardian Best Books of 2019

Critic Reviews

Feels like being enveloped in your very own hug.

Kirkus
Critic Reviews

A smashing story time tale.

Books for Keeps
Critic Reviews

It’s utterly lovely. It’s a children’s book I read to my young daughter, and it makes her face light up every time she hears it.

Stuart Turton, The Guardian Best Books of 2019
Critic Reviews

This is a fab book that stands out from the crowd not just for its ‘aaah’ factor, warm humour and gorgeous, expressive illustrations but also for the fact that it reads from both ends.

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EoinMcLaughlin

Eoin was born in Ireland and now lives in Peckham with his wife and their baby. When he’s not hugging them, he’s writing more stories. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.

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