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!

Eoin McLaughlin was born in Ireland and now lives in Mauritius with his family. The Hug - a bestseller - was his debut picture book and the series has gone on to sell over a quarter of a million copies. He also wrote, amongst others, While We Can't Hug, The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug, The Roar, Secret Agent Elephant and The Case of the Missing Cake . Polly Dunbar is one of the most popular illustrators working in the UK today. Her bestselling book, Penguin, won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Years Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She was also chosen as one of BookTrust's Ten Best illustrators.

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