The Hug (Hardcover)

The Hug By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
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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

And that's when they find each other

'Feels like being enveloped in your
very own hug.'

'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

About the Author

Eoin McLaughlin was born in Ireland, moved to the UK and now lives in London with his wife and their new baby. Along the way he has written several books and is unbearably excited for them to come out. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.Polly Dunbar is one of the most well known illustrators working today. Polly's bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two boys.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780571348756
ISBN-10: 0571348750
Publisher: Faber & Faber Children's
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English