Hug This Book! by Barney Saltzberg, Meagan Bennett, Fred Benaglia


Hug This Book! by Barney Saltzberg, Meagan Bennett, Fred Benaglia

An energetic, heartfelt, and humorous ode to book love You can spin and twirl and dance with this book. You can listen while someone else reads it. You can take your book to lunch. Just do not try to feed it. Expertly whimsical illustrations accompany this rhyming celebration of the printed book, and the attachment many of us all feel to our very favourites. The imaginative humour is balanced by earnest devotion, traits to which the young audience will relate. A sure-to-be favourite, this title will draw giggles and snuggles ...with the book itself!


As featured in The Sunday Times as 'Children's Book of the Week

-The Bookseller Simple rhyme and retro style illustrations lead you through the tactile pages of this book. Think where you might read it, what you might share with it, how it will become your friend. Instill a love of reading. -Angels &Urchins Striking... Nt just an irresistible celebration of books, but also an imaginative journey. [Hug This Book!] invites playfulness, reading upside down in the mirror, tickling, singing snoring, dancing and eating letters of the alphabet. It encourages making up stories and also involves the adult reader... The effect is to associate adventure, cosines, laughter, companionship and fun with reading, and with learning to read. -The Sunday Times, Culture magazine A funny tale that will go down well on Christmas morning, before the real feast begins. -Absolutely Mama

About the Author

Barney Saltzberg is an author, illustrator, and singer/songwriter who has published over 50 children's books, including the bestseller Beautiful Oops! Among the accolades for his work are a NAPPA Gold Award, a Teacher's Choice Award, and a Parents' Choice Award. Saltzberg lives in Los Angeles. Fred Benaglia has lived and worked in Paris for over 20 years, currently as artistic director for Bayard Press children's magazines. He has published numerous picture books and illustrated chapter books in France. This is his first book in English.

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32 pages


Barney Saltzberg, Meagan Bennett, Fred Benaglia
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Phaidon Press Ltd

Publication date

24th October 2016



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