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The Hug

Written by Eoin McLaughlin

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of the A Hedgehog and Tortoise Story Series

Bedtime Stories for Children Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on The Hug

October 2019 Debut of the Month | Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

Everyone needs a hug sometimes, even the least cuddly creatures. Everyone finds reasons not to hug tortoise or hedgehog but the wise owl explains that there is someone special for everyone and they just have to be found. Children will love the presentation of the story in this very satisfying book with a very happy ending.


The Hug Synopsis

Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help... Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help... In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other!

A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You.

The Hug Press Reviews

“Feels like being enveloped in your very own hug.”  - Kirkus

“A smashing story time tale.” - Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9780571350605
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571350605
Publication date: 3rd January 2019
Author: Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, Family / Home Stories
Collections: 40 Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s, 40 Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s,

About Eoin McLaughlin

Eoin was born in Ireland and now lives in Peckham with his wife and their baby. When he's not hugging them, he's writing more stories. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.

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