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The Hug

The Hug

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 hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help... In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug.

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ISBN 9780571350605
Barcode 9780571350605
Published 21 January 2019 by Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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Author(s) By McLaughlin, Eoin
Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780571350605
ISBN-10 0571350607
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 21 January 2019
International Publication Date 3 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By McLaughlin, Eoin
Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly
Category General Picture Books
Teenage Romance
Animal Stories
Gift Books
Number of Pages 56
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 130mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 110g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 958698

Description of this Book

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 hedgehog 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 hug - at last! A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 company. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two boys. 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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