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While We Can’t Hug

Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

From the team behind the bestselling The Hug, a heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing.

206 in stock

£6.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571365609
Date Published
25.06.2020
Delivery
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Summary

The bestselling and heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing, from the team behind The Hug.

Hedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends.
They wanted to give each other a great, big hug.
But they weren’t allowed to touch.

“Don’t worry,” said Owl. “There are lots of ways to show someone you love them.”

So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters. And even though they can’t hug and they can’t touch, they both know that they are loved.

A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun!

Critic Reviews

A touching tale

The Sunday Times
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The tender simplicity of While We Can't Hug pairs Eoin McLaughlin's text with Polly Dunbar's rosy-cheeked images

The Guardian
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An important historical record of the time

The Times
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Precious - but timely and comforting all the same

Kirkus
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Gently reassuring

New Statesman
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Delicate watercolour illustrations, full of expression, are teamed with a timely and charming story, making this a real winner

Irish Independent
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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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