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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
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?
'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
Praise for Boa's Bad Birthday
A hilarious way to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully. -- Vanessa Lewis Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller
Praise for Cottonwool Colin
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
|Publication date:||7th April 2016|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
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 StoddartMore About Jeanne Willis
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