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100 Hugs

100 Hugs
Designed and illustrated by Chris Riddell
Macmillan £9.99
ISBN: 978-1509814305

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.

Yvonne Coppard


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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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