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Slug Needs a Hug

Written by Jeanne Willis

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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LoveReading View on Slug Needs a Hug

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month, April 2016  Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just longing for a hug! How can he make his mum give him one? All the animals he asks give him tips. A furrier and fluffier look, trotters and a tail, horns and a moustache, a pair of wings, and any number of noses. Will all of those tempt the slimy slug’s mum to give him a hug? Tony Ross’s hilarious illustrations of the misguided slug match Jeanne Willis’s ebullient rhyming text perfectly. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2016

Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley

Tidy by Emily Gravett

Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer by Alexander McCall Smith

Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis

There's a Moose on the Loose by Lucy Feather

Nature's Day: Out and About by Kay Maguire

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Slug Needs a Hug Synopsis

When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

Slug Needs a Hug Press Reviews

'Preposterously outrageous and hilarious series of transformations, captured by Ross's brilliant illustrations as Willis's verse romps along to its warm and touching conclusion.' Daily Mail

'Hilarious illustrations... match Jeanne Willis's ebullient rhyming text perfectly.' Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading BOTM

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A hilarious way to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully. -- Vanessa Lewis Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller

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Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross's robust sense of humour, plain common sense and pure fun in addressing all that is most mad about our attitudes to parenting make them essential for readers aged 4+  Amanda Craig, The Times

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ISBN: 9781783442096
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783441198
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783442096
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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