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The Hug

Written by Eoin McLaughlin

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of the A Hedgehog and Tortoise Story Series

The Hug Synopsis

A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. 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! 'Feels like being enveloped in your very own hug.' Kirkus 'A smashing story time tale.' Books for Keeps 'It's utterly lovely. It makes her face light up every time she hears it.' The Guardian Best Books of 2019

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571340019
Publication date: 3rd January 2019
Author: Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 56 pages

About Eoin McLaughlin

Polly Dunbar is one of the most well known illustrators working in the UK today. Polly's bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Year's Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize, the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly was chosen as one of BookTrust's Ten Best illustrators. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. Polly created Tilly and Friends, a series which is now animated on CBeebies. She is also co-founder of an award-winning theatre ...

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