I Want a Cuddle! by Malorie Blackman


I Want a Cuddle! by Malorie Blackman

Little Rabbit needs a cuddle - QUICK! - so she sets off through the forest to find the perfect hug. But some cuddles are too prickly and some are too tickly, so just who will give her the hug she needs? A warm story in which Little Rabbit discovers that everyone needs a cuddle at times - even little foxes! This delightful story is written by Malorie Blackman, Children's Laureate, and illustrated with delightful style by Joanne Partis.


A book that is reassuring for young children but also has a sense of humour and suspense that keep the story bowling along. The illustrations are bold, colourful and expressive - a great combination of author and illustrator in a picture book that is sure to become a favourite The Bookseller

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

30th January 2014



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