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I Need a Hug

I Need a Hug
 

Everyone needs a hug in this new, irresistibly funny picture book from Aaron Blabey, the bestselling creator of Pig the Pug!

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ISBN 9781338297102
Barcode 9781338297102
Published 26 December 2018 by Scholastic
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Blabey, Aaron
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ISBN-13 9781338297102
ISBN-10 1338297104
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Press
Publication Date 26 December 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Blabey, Aaron
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 239mm
Height: 251mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 3-5 years
Reading Age 3-5 years
Library of Congress Stories in rhyme, Animals, Friendship, Porcupines, Hugging
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 974002

Description of this Book

In I Need a Hug, a tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who's happy to hug -- a snake! Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey's signature rhyming text and unforgettably splendid illustrations, I Need a Hug is a sweet story about friendship and learning not to judge a book by its cover.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Pig the Winner The goggle-eyed cartoon illustrations are fun, funny, and appealingly grotesque in their exaggerated goofiness, and they are a good match for the rhyming text. -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Pig the Pug Blabey's jaunty rhymes will make for some fun read-alouds. -- Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Aaron Blabey was an actor before he started creating children's books. In 2008, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley was awarded Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year. In 2012, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon was named a White Raven by the International Youth Library, Munich, Germany. It also won the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the 2013 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, and the Children's Peace Literature Award, 2013. And now The Bad Guys has won Australia's Children's Indie Book Award for 2016! He is also the author of many children's picture books, including the bestselling Pig the Pug series and Thelma the Unicorn. Aaron lives with his two children and his wife in Sydney, Australia.

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