A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to resist Jez Alborough’s latest charmer!
Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That’s how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos – even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs? Using only the single word “hug” throughout the book, this simple, endearing story is told through Jez Alborough’s gorgeous, detailed artwork.
Over one million copies sold worldwide
Winner of a Mumsnet Best Award
By the author-illustrator of Where’s My Teddy?
About the author:
Jez Alborough is a hugely popular, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, well known for his stories about Bobo the chimp, star of Hug, Tall and Yes, as well as his tales about Eddy and the Bear, which inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey. Follow him on twitter @JezAlborough.
2011: Mumsnet Best Award
Mumsnet Product Award – Winner
2001: Norfolk Libraries’ Children’s Book Award
Norfolk Children’s Book Award – Winner
2000: Galaxy British Book Awards: The Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year
Children`s Book of the Year Award – Shortlisted
ISBN: 9780744582734 | For ages: 2 to 5 years
This book is a recommended picture book in the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum.