Hug by Jez Alborough


Hug by Jez Alborough

Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs?


Beautifully illustrated story of a baby chimp looking for love. A must for the very young. Almost wordless, the expressions tell their own story. Heartwarming. Sunday Mirror A fantastic picture book. Baby & You A book for anyone who has ever felt they needed a hug. The Guardian

About the Author

Jez Alborough

Jez Alborough was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 1959. As a young boy he was always very creative but it was not until a guest bought him a box of crisp white paper, some pencils and a rubber that he expressed his creativity in drawing. As Jez says "It was an act of support and encouragement which I have never forgotten. The identity of this guest remains to this day a mystery. I like to think he was my guardian angel."

Jez is very much in demand for storytelling events for children, as well as speaking about his work to librarians and teachers.

He lives in London with his wife and enjoys playing the guitar and walking along the river.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 99


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Publication date

5th August 2002



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