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Designed and illustrated by Chris Riddell
This lovely, little pocket-sized, book, subtitled A Book to Warm the Heart of those in Need of a Hug, provides readers with a heart-warming break from the humdrum of everyday life. Chris Riddell celebrates the art of hugging with one hundred exquisite black and white drawings.
A wide range of humans, animals and fantasy characters make their appearance: Alice hugs the White Rabbit; two wizards share a tender embrace; an angel enfolds a child within its wings; a small girl snuggles up to her grandfather. Some hugs are tender and poignant, some are funny and unexpected, but all of them are beautiful and draw the reader right into the moment.
Occasional inspirational quotes about love and friendship provide just the right foil to the drawings. It's a perfect gift for people of any age and disposition, from sweet-natured softies to grumpy grandads.
What is CAROUSEL?
Carousel, published 3 times a year is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of children’s books. The contents of each issue include new book, signed reviews ranging from babies to young adults and covering fiction, poetry and information. Alongside are articles and in-depth interviews with authors and illustrators. The editorial team have a vast experience between them of working with young people as teachers, librarians and booksellers. The link between them is their passion for quality children’s books and their belief that every child has the right to be presented with appropriate books.
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What they've said about Carousel:
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Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)
Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)
Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)
Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)
25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)
The Great War, Chris Haughton, Mick Inkpen, Erin Lange (Carousel 57)
Oliver Jeffers, Robert Ingpen, Sophia McDougall (Carousel 56)
Michael Morpugo, Emma Chichester Clark, Shirley Hughes (Carousel 55)
Petr Horacek, David Melling and New Zealand Adventures (Carousel 54)
Sir Quentin Blake, Annabel Pitcher and Sara Fanelli (Carousel 53)
Henry Winkler, Rebecca Elliott and Lemony Snicket (Carousel 52)
Korky Paul and Winnie the Witch. Robert Swindells. (Carousel 51)