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I Need a Hug - Aaron Blabey

Hardcover

Published: 1st December 2015
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
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'I need a hug.
Will you cuddle me, Lou?'
'What? With those spikes?
Get away from me! Shoo!'


All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But with such prickly spikes, will she ever get the cuddle she craves?

A truly adorable tale from the best-selling creator of Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn.

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5.0

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  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Easy to read (5)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (3)

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5.0

Such a gorgeous book!!

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from Normanton

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about I Need a Hug:

    My new favourite! And my 2 year old daughter chooses it for story time over and over!

     
    5.0

    I love this book!

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    from Brisbane, Australia.

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Well Written

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      Comments about I Need a Hug:

      This book is great.
      My 2 year old enjoys it.
      I'd definite give it as a gift.

       
      5.0

      Simple but cute story

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      from Berri, SA

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Page-Turner

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        Comments about I Need a Hug:

        An adorable simple story for the younger children to get interested in reading. Cute pictures and a touch funny.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful book, excellent service!

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        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner

        Cons

        • More of a bedtime story than I thought initially

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about I Need a Hug:

        Aaron Blabey is a wonderful author for kids of all ages. This is a nice book, more of a "read to the young ones" book. The book arrived quickly at my doorstep.

         
        5.0

        Such a sweet book, great for young kids.

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        from NSW, Australia.

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters

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          Comments about I Need a Hug:

          Such a cute little book. It helped my little ones build empathy and discuss the effects of simple acts of kindness.

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          5.0

          So Sweet

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          from Sydney

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging characters
          • Well Written

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            Comments about I Need a Hug:

            Lovely children's book.
            My girls love it.

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            Aaron Blabey

            Aaron Blabey's life doesn't make any sense.

            He is best known for his well-loved children's picture books for which he has won many awards including a Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children's Literature, a KOALA Award, a YABBA Award and a Children's Peace Literature Award. He's also been the National Literacy Ambassador and is a proud ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

            But dig a little deeper and his past gets quite shady.

            He spent 13 years as an actor appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films. He was regularly cast opposite proper actors like Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Bryan Brown, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn, all of whom were too kind to ever point out that his own acting was "just…awful", as he describes it today. To his continuing bewilderment though, he did once win an ACCTA Award (AFI) for Best Actor, a fact that cannot be adequately explained.

            To complicate matters, he worked for a time as a staff writer at a major global advertising agency where he "learned a great deal and wished for death every single day", before spending a couple of years attempting to teach 'Creative Thinking' at a prominent Sydney design college. Furthermore, he's exhibited his art in various galleries, spent some time as a grape picker, worked in a video store and - astonishingly - once modeled clothes in a glossy weekend supplement.

            He lives these days in a beautiful town in the Blue Mountains with his preposterously short wife and their two gorgeous boys, where he creates books, listens to his beloved vinyl record collection through killer 70s speakers and celebrates loudly every fifteen minutes that one of his all-time, top-ten heroes - Nick Cave - recently chose to record one of his books.

            Visit Aaron Blabey's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9781743629093
            ISBN-10: 1743629095
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 24
            Published: 1st December 2015
            Publisher: Scholastic Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.6  x 0.9
            Weight (kg): 0.34